About Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Center
NWH’s cardiac rehabilitation program is a customized, individual outpatient program of exercise and education, designed to help patients who already have coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure or other forms of heart disease. We design a structured program to help you recover faster from heart disease and regain a full, productive lifestyle.
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation at NWH includes:
- Exercise Program – Cardiovascular and weight training.
- Dietitian Instruction – Individual and group classes.
- Relaxation Sessions – Stress management and meditation classes.
- Educational Program – Heart disease prevention and management, including lifestyle changes.
A Medically Monitored Program
Our cardiac rehab program requires a physician prescription and is tailored to meet your specific rehabilitation needs stemming from a cardiovascular related health event. The Program consists of 36 physician-supervised exercise sessions with continuous electrocardiograph monitoring, plus regular communication with your referring physician.
A Professionally Supervised Maintenance Program
Our maintenance program is available to patients who have received medical clearance. The cardiac maintenance program includes an exercise regimen that builds upon the progress you’ve made during the first phase of your cardiac rehabilitation. The maintenance program is also available to individuals who would like to exercise in a medically structured setting. NWH’s medical fitness team evaluates your condition and customizes a program that enables you to continue your cardiovascular strength and conditioning routine to safely maintain good heart health.
- Increased functional capacity and muscle strength to carry out daily activities.
- Reduced risk factors for heart disease.
- Improved nutrition and the knowledge to make healthier food choices.
- Increased knowledge about heart disease.
- Improved quality of life.
Recognized by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
NWH was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Our Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at NWH at Chappaqua Crossing in New York is designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g. heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, etc.) and pulmonary problems (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD, respiratory symptoms, etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
Pong Wong, Supervisor
Pong is the Supervisor of Cardiac Rehabilitation department with an extensive educational background. He received his Doctor of Medicine in Taiwan in 1988 and a Master of Science degree from Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science, Queens College, City University of New York. Pong’s previous experience has been as an Exercise Physiologist running programs at Northern Westchester Cardiac Rehabilitation and Westchester Health Associates Cardiac Rehabilitation. He joined Northern Westchester hospital in August 2010 as a Senior Exercise Physiologist in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. Pong is an adjunct professor at Queens College in which he is responsible for the cardiac rehabilitation and electrocardiogram teaching of the graduate students.
Lisa Leone, MS Exercise Physiologist, Clinical Education Specialist
Lisa has an M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Long Island University. She has been working as an Exercise Physiologist with NWHC since December 2011. Previously, she worked at Westchester Cardiac Rehabilitation and as the Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at St. John’s Riverside Hospital.
Jenna Angelucci, MS Exercise Physiologist
Jenna has a Masters Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Sacred Heart University. She is a certified ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, certified ACSM Health Fitness Specialist and obtained the Exercise is Medicine credential. Previously, she has worked at Griffin Hospital in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Jenna joined Northern Westchester Hospital in July 2015. Although she primarily treats cardiac rehabilitation patients, Jenna is also responsible for the bariatric patients exercise training and anti-gravity Alter-G treadmill training.
Michelle Gogolen, MS Exercise Physiologist
Michelle has an M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from East Stroudsburg University. She previously interned at The Valley Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital, and Lehigh Valley Hospital in Cardiac Rehabilitation. She began working as an Exercise Physiologist with NWHC in October 2015.
To learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation program or to make an appointment with a cardiac rehabilitation specialist, fill out our Appointment Request Form or call us at 914.458.8781.