Complete cardiac care in the heart of Bradford

Bradford Regional Medical Center offers complete, expert cardiac care including:

  • stress testing
  • nuclear imaging
  • diagnostic coronary angiography
  • echocardiography
  • pediatric cardiac services

To develop your cardiac care plan, an experienced cardiologist will first meet with you for an evaluation, testing and diagnosis. Based on your diagnosis, your cardiologist will discuss any necessary surgical procedures. Should you need medical intervention, your cardiologist will develop a post-surgery physician rehabilitation plan.

An “Upbeat” recovery

For complete continuum of cardiac care, BRMC offers “Upbeat,” a two-phase cardiac rehab program designed to restore patients to their optimal physical, emotional, vocational and medical status. Upbeat is comprised of professionally trained staff including physiologists, a physician advisor, a dietitian, nurses, social workers and cardiopulmonary specialists.

  • Phase II Cardiac Rehab
    Phase II is a monitored 6-12 week outpatient exercise program that begins shortly after patients are discharged from the hospital and requires a referral from a physician.
  • Phase III Cardiac Rehab
    Once patients have “graduated” from the Phase II program, they are eligible for the maintenance exercise program. This allows individuals to continue with supervised exercise sessions and lifestyle modifications. This phase is not normally covered by insurance. Unlimited exercise programs are available for a reasonable monthly charge.

Patients who complete a cardiac rehab program can expect:

  • Improvement in exercise tolerance
  • Decrease of risk factors associated with heart disease
  • Reduction in mortality
  • Reduction in stress and depression
  • Understanding of the disease and self-management
  • Earlier return to work and normal activities

Other health questions or concerns? See our website for a complete list of our specialties or call us at (814) 368-4143.

Bradford Regional Medical Center

To make an appointment with an experienced cardiologist at BRMC, fill out the appointment request form below or call us at (814) 362-8720.