Lakeside Heart Center is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of heart disease. The program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Our philosophy is to restore and maintain good heart health through innovative exercise and education programs. Located in the historic Kingsford Professional Building in Oswego, participants are instructed by a medically licensed staff in a safe and supervised exercise environment. The Lakeside Heart Center offers the Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation program and adult fitness classes.
We have two primary goals. The first is to help you physically and emotionally recover from a cardiac event. The second goal is to help prevent other heart problems from occurring in the future. These two goals are met through individual education sessions, as well as structured exercise classes that are held three times per week.
In addition to exercise, we also offer guidance about diet, high blood pressure, diabetes, weight management, high cholesterol and other health issues.
The program has been tremendous. After my heart valve surgery I felt weak and slowly, but surely, I made progress and feel back to normal. I am now able to do things that I wasn't able to prior to my surgery.
Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation
Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised outpatient program for people recently diagnosed with heart problems—such as heart attacks, angioplasty, stents and stable angina. Phase II participants exercise three times per week for an hour. The program may range from 12 to 36 sessions. Emphasis is placed upon improving cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, flexibility, endurance and physical work capacity. Individual supervision and group support make this an effective and satisfying program.
Adult Fitness Program
The Adult Fitness Program is an exercise program for individuals motivated to reduce their cardiovascular risk factors. Each participant is guided through an individualized exercise plan. Participants include spouses of patients in the Phase II program, graduates of the Phase II program, and persons with a history of known heart disease and/or risk factors. This program requires a physician's referral, and each participant is screened initially before beginning the program.
For the Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation program, participants must have had a recent cardiac event (such as a heart attack, heart surgery, stable angina, congestive heart failure, etc.). A physician referral is required.
Our staff can assist you with the preauthorization insurance process. Oswego Health is committed to providing healthcare services to community residents regardless of their financial status.
The Adult Fitness Program is a service which is generally not covered by insurance carriers. Participants pay a nominal fee for each exercise session they attend.