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Introducing Cardiac Rehabilitation That Speaks The Language of Your Heart

March 13, 2018. Alameda Center For Rehabilitation & Healthcare, a foremost provider of subacute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care in Perth Amboy, is proud to introduce a novel Specialized Cardiac Rehabilitation program that utilizes the most advanced technology and strong rehabilitation techniques, and is focused on helping patients recover quickly, return home and avoid hospital readmission.

Under the direction of Dr. Puneet Sahgal, who holds a Board Certification in Cardiovascular Disease and currently serves as the Chairman at Raritan Bay’s Medical Center Department of Medicine, the multidisciplinary team at Alameda expertly utilizes best evidence-based algorithms, tailoring the clinical care to increase each patient’s ability to conduct activities of daily living and enhance their overall independence.

It is estimated that half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking.

“Fortunately”, indicates Dr. Sahgal, “heart disease is largely preventable, and there are clinically proven ways for people to reduce their risk, such as stopping to smoke, being more active, and reducing stress.”

This, however, is only part of the equation. Even though it is well-established that stress plays an important role is heart issues, the cause of the stress can be very hard to tackle since it can vary in modality and intensity according to each person’s emotional makeup – and their cultural background.

It is of utmost importance to understand the person to appropriately tailor a course of treatment that will restore them to optimal health – and even of greater importance, to understand how exactly they get stressed to begin with, to prevent a heart condition and avoid any escalation when the patient has been already diagnosed with a heart condition.

“This is precisely what makes our Cardiac Program at Alameda exceptional” says Dr. Sahgal, “because our multicultural, multilingual staff can relate to and understand the cultural nuances that, as you see, can be an important factor in both prevention and recovery, thus making our clinical care personalized and cutting-edge”.
To learn more about Alameda Center’s Specialized Cardiac Rehab and the impressive array of clinical programs tailored to the needs of the community, please contact Diana Candell at Admissions 732-442-9540 extension 7281.