Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation

Sparrow Eaton Hospital was recently designated as one of only two providers in Michigan offering Pritikin-certified intensive cardiac rehabilitation.

Pritikin intensive cardiac rehab is an evidence-based program that provides an opportunity to improve patient recovery and reduce readmission rates following a qualifying cardiac event, such as:

  • Heart attack
  • Angioplasty
  • Valve surgery
  • Stent
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Heart transplant

The program has also demonstrated the ability to lower LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI and blood sugar, and reduce the need for medications.  

Patients who enroll in this comprehensive cardiac rehab program benefit from additional educational and exercise sessions customized to their specific health care needs. Participants meet three times per week for 12 weeks. The program focuses on three key pillars that can be tailored to a patient’s individual situation. Those include regular exercise, healthy eating and a healthy mindset to promote long-term health and well-being.The sessions combine monitored exercise with lifestyle education, including one-on-one consultations, weekly cooking classes, workshops and educational videos. The program is covered by Medicare and most other insurance providers. 

Services are provided in BRIDGE at AL!VE, where it can provide all the services offered through the Pritikin Program in one convenient location. AL!VE is located at 800 W. Lawrence Ave., in Charlotte, Mich. The program is overseen by Dr. Joel Cohn, M.D., cardiologist with Sparrow Thoracic Cardiovascular Institute.

Cardiac patients who are interested in intensive cardiac rehabilitation should talk with their primary care provider or cardiologist. For more information, call at (517) 543-1050, ext. 52461. To schedule an appointment call (517) 541-5800, option 2.