PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) Support | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) Support

Reducing Pain and Improving Your Quality of Life

If you have been diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and leg pain, you can take part in a rehabilitation program tailored to meet your specific condition, needs and abilities. This program may be used with the recommendation of your health care provider as a noninvasive treatment option for PAD. Norton Heart & Vascular Institute’s Peripheral Arterial Disease Supervised Exercise Therapy Program is designed to:

  • Improve quality of life by reducing pain and discomfort due to PAD
  • Increase walking distances and overall mobility

Our uniquely qualified rehabilitation team, including registered nurses and a supervising physician, offers one-on-one attention every step of the way and works with a team of specialists in setting measurable, attainable, physician-directed goals to help improve your quality of life.

What is the PAD Supervised Exercise Therapy Program?

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute’s Peripheral Arterial Disease Supervised Exercise Therapy Program is a 12-week, treadmill-based therapy program that is customized to meet your needs and physical abilities. Our team works with you to assess your current physical abilities and creates a plan for you with measurable short-term and long-term goals.

The program includes 12 weeks of monitored exercise sessions held three times per week. During these 30-to-60-minute sessions your heart, blood pressure and level of leg pain are monitored. The program also encourages healthy lifestyle changes by helping you better understand your cardiovascular system.

To participate in the program, you need a referral from your doctor.

Customized to Your Needs

This program is unique, as it is specifically designed with the symptoms of PAD in mind. The most common symptoms of PAD involving the lower extremities are cramping, pain or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs.

This program:

  • Starts with an initial assessment, graded treadmill evaluation and customized plan
  • Monitors and adjusts duration of exercise to achieve the maximum amount of pain-free walking time
  • Uses primarily a treadmill and resistance equipment. Additional types of exercise are available, if needed.
  • Assesses changes to feet and legs and provides education on care
  • Provides education and guidance for risk factor modification and healthy lifestyle changes

Our team will bill Medicare and private insurance for the rehabilitation service, but patients are encouraged to contact their provider before making any appointments.

Location

Norton Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center
Norton Medical Plaza East – Audubon, Suite L-12
3 Audubon Plaza Drive
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 635-2121

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation certifies our cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation centers. We incorporate evidence-based guidelines in managing your care, and we assist you in developing short-term and long-term goals.

Heart and Vascular Care for the Whole Person

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute offers patient resources to support you and your family, including free classes for people of all ages who are seeking to improve cardiovascular health or living with a heart condition.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Our cardiac rehabilitation providers are leaders in developing and applying innovative techniques that can help you recover and resume your life.

Connecting Hearts Support Group

The group provides education and support to individuals who have had a heart attack, are living with a heart condition or are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Heart Health Screenings

Prevention is the best way to manage heart disease, and screenings are available to detect early signs of cardiac and vascular disease and identify risk factors.

About Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

About 250,000 people a year in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Heart & Vascular Institute to treat their heart and vascular conditions. That’s more than any other provider in the area.

  • All four of Norton Healthcare’s adult acute-care hospitals are accredited by the American College of Cardiology’s Accreditation Services as Chest Pain Centers, with the highest accreditation level possible for facilities able to treat heart attacks.
  • We have more than 50 board-certified cardiovascular physicians and 35 advanced practice providers. Through training and years of experience, they specialize in areas such as cardiologyinterventional cardiologycardiothoracic surgerythoracic surgery, electrophysiologyadvanced heart failureand vascular surgery.
  • We offer same-day appointments for new patients.
  • We have 27 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Telecardiology is offered at more than 30 clinical sites in the region.
  • Norton Healthcare has four adult-service cardiac catheterization labs, with 14 state-of-the-art rooms. Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Hospital have received the highest level of cardiac catheterization accreditation from the American College of Cardiology — offering lifesaving, minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Our cardiothoracic surgeons and electrophysiologists have more experience than any provider in the area performing hybrid ablation for atrial fibrillation (A-fib). This innovative treatment also can help patients who have had persistent A-fib for more than a year that hasn’t responded to other treatments.
  • Norton Healthcare is the only health care system in Kentucky to receive the prestigious Mission: Lifeline Regional Trailblazer Award from the American Heart Association for being an innovator in creating a system of care for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks — the most severe type of heart attack.
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