LHSC's Cardiac Fitness Institute opens its doors

February 10, 2015

London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) Cardiac Fitness Institute is opening its doors to celebrate National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, Feb. 8-14. 

Cake, baked goods and refreshments are available during the formal open houses, on Tuesday Feb. 10 and Thursday Feb. 12, as well as a raffle for a door prize.

LHSC’s Cardiac Fitness Institute is a medically supervised program providing care cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention for all physician-referred individuals from London and South Western Ontario who have a history of heart disease. The free life-long program offers stress tests, dietary support, exercise prescriptions, and a facility furnished with exercise equipment – all under the supervision of a physician, nurses and exercise therapists. 

“Anyone with a history of coronary surgery, heart attacks, heart failure, heart transplant, angioplasty, angina and congenital cardiovascular disease is welcome to our program,” says Dr. Larry Patrick, Cardiac Fitness Institute Medical Director, LHSC. Those without a cardiac condition are still able to receive exercise advice. 

Physicians, nurses and program staff are available to answer questions during the open house and can provide assistance with the physician referral process.

The open houses take place from 11 am – 3 pm at LHSC’s Cardiac Fitness Institute located in Building 14 at Victoria Hospital.