Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
Pictured left to right: Shirley Coles, Cardiac Rehabilitation participant and Denise Orten, RN Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator. Shirley has been participating in the MCCH Cardiac Rehabilitation program for 4 years, since she had two stents placed, due to a blockage in her heart. 

Join Murray-Calloway County Hospital during AACVPR National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, February 11-17, to celebrate the life-saving impact of cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. and in Calloway County.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), coincides with both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, in an effort to draw greater national attention to heart health. This year’s theme, “Making Positive Changes, One Beat at a Time,” honors the patients, families, and healthcare professionals who are dedicated to cardiac rehabilitation as a vehicle for a healthy lifestyle.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program at MCCH helps patients recover from cardiac events such as heart attack, bypass surgery, valve repair or replacement, or angioplasty or stents to reach their maximum physical and emotional potential. Denise Orten, RN is the program coordinator at MCCH and has been with the organization for 29 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge about preventing and reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease to the program. “I strive to make a stress free environment, so participants are able to heal their heart,” Orten said. Through education, exercise, counseling and support, our caring and experienced staff helps patients and their families cope with the challenges of cardiac disease. “Denise is the best nurse and so wonderful at her job,” said Shirley Coles, Cardiac Rehabilitation participant.

For additional information regarding Cardiac Rehabilitation, contact Denise Orten at (270) 762-1531.