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The Albany Med Heart Failure Program has been designated a Joint Commission Heart Failure Disease-Specific Certified Center of Excellence since 2010, the only facility so certified in the Capital Region. 

 
 
 

Heart Failure


Albany Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation is here to help after you’ve had a heart attack, bypass surgery, heart stent placement (PCI/PTCA), heart transplant or stable angina. The Albany Med Cardiac Rehab team will guide you on a path to achieving a healthier lifestyle, assist you in understanding cardiac risk factors, and help your heart health. The program is designed to improve your physical conditioning, cardiovascular health and overall quality of life. The end result is a happier, healthier you!

Albany Med Today is published monthly by the Dept. of Policy, Planning, and Communications. Story suggestions can be sent to Mark McGuire, Manager of PublicationsThe Albany Med Heart Failure Program has been designated a Joint Commission Heart Failure Disease-Specific Certified Center of Excellence since 2010.  The Albany Med program was the third hospital in the United States to earn this distinction, and the first in New York state. The program earned renewed certification in 2011 and was re-certified in 2013. Earning Joint Commission disease-specific certification demands that the hospital demonstrate excellence in the following categories: program management; clinical information management; delivering or facilitating clinical care; supporting self-management, and measuring and improving performance. Albany Med is proud to serve as the Capital Region’s only Joint Commission heart failure certified center of excellence.

Who Would Benefit?
Our comprehensive program is designed for people who have had a heart attack, angina (heart pain) and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Cardiac rehab also now accepts patients who have had heart valve replacement surgery and coronary artery stenting or PCI/PTCA. Individuals who have heart failure or who have had a heart transplant can also benefit from cardiac rehab.

Most insurance companies will cover the cost of cardiac rehabilitation, though co-pays
are applicable. Insurance policies vary, so we encourage you to verify coverage before entering the program.

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