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Recovery & Support for Cardiac Device Management

If you receive a cardiac device for a heart rhythm disorder, our team of cardiac device management specialists provides follow-up care. At NYU Langone’s Heart Rhythm Center, our doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and staff provide support and ongoing care.

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

Sometimes, people with cardiac devices who have open heart surgery for serious conditions require rehabilitation. NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation offers both inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation services through the Joan and Joel Smilow Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy to build strength and improve mobility.

Psychological Support

Relying on a cardiac device for the health of your heart can be emotionally taxing. Lifestyle changes and ongoing cardiac device monitoring require adjustments that can seem overwhelming. Your doctor can refer you to a social worker or a psychologist for one-on-one or group therapy to help you become accustomed to the device.

Nutritional and Weight Management Guidance

For a healthy heart, it’s important to eat nutritiously and maintain a healthy weight. Registered dietitians and nutritionists at NYU Langone can develop a diet plan to help improve and maintain your heart health.

If you need to lose weight, your doctor can refer you to NYU Langone’s Weight Management Program for assistance.

Our Research and Education in Cardiac Device Management

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.