Introducing Chestnut Woods Post-Acute Cardiac Services to Essex County

Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a premier provider of subacute short term and comprehensive long-term services in Saugus, MA, is proud to announce its upcoming Post-Acute Cardiac Services.

A proud member of the Marquis family of Healthcare Centers, celebrated for their innovative Rehabbing Care™ approach, Chestnut Woods (formerly Hammersmith Rehab) is recognized for its strong emphasis on short-term rehabilitation and recovery.

This specialized Post-Acute Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, under the distinguished medical direction of Bruce Watrous, MD, a Board Certified Cardiologist and Internist, is designed to assist individuals suffering from challenging or life-threatening conditions, patients who may be recovering from a cardiac event or surgical procedure and those who are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

A member of the cardiac catheterization team at Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Dr. Watrous has extensive experience in exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation and indicates that “even though our Program is tailored for patients challenged by cardiac issues, it puts special emphasis on tending to individuals who are at risk of cardiovascular disease due to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, lack of physical activity and smoking – risk factors that can often be controlled and improved, leading to better heart health and an overall improved quality of life”.

The multidisciplinary team at Chestnut Woods works together to improve each patient’s overall cardiovascular health, using progressive technology and strong fundamental rehabilitation techniques, and patients participating in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program have access to 24/7 Cardiac monitoring as deemed appropriate, Skilled Nursing Supervision by ACLS Trained and Certified Nursing Staff, as well as the LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator for protection of patients at risk of sudden Cardiac Arrest.

This, along with the post discharge assistance and the follow-up by medical leaders, gives the cardiac patients at Chestnut Woods greater confidence to resume their prized daily routines.

For more information about Chestnut Woods Cardiac Rehab Program please call Aharon Lantzitsky at 781-233-8123.