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UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine is a turnkey program scientifically proven to reverse the progression of coronary heart disease in randomized controlled trials, published in the leading peer-reviewed medical journals. Your patients will be trained by a team of health care professionals as part of a 9-week program that integrates the best of traditional medicine and comprehensive lifestyle changes. Rapid results plus emotional support yield uncommonly high adherence to lifestyle changes, with a 87.9 % adherence rate one year after participation.
Potential health benefits for your patients participating in the program include:
- Reduced risk of cardiac events and their recurrence
- Regression of coronary artery stenosis
- Decreased size and severity of myocardial perfusion abnormalities
- Significantly greater exercise capacity
- Safe avoidance of surgical and percutaneous coronary revascularization procedures in eligible patients
- Improvements in LDL cholesterol, BMI, blood pressure, and fasting blood glucose
- Decreased frequency and severity of angina
Our program is now fully reimbursed by Medicare and other plans as Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation
Our nationally-recognized program has been so effective in undoing years of damage to the heart that Medicare made the decision to cover it under a new benefit category-intensive cardiac rehabilitation-making it the first integrative medicine of its kind to receive this level of support.
Eligible Medicare beneficiaries will have experienced one or more of the following:
- Acute Myocardial infarction within the last 12 months (Heart Attack)
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
- Current Stable Angina Pectoris (Chest Pain)
- Heart Valve Repair or Replacement
- Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (Balloon) or Coronary Stenting
- Heart or Heart-Lung Transplant
- Stable, Chronic Heart Failure – left ventricular EF of <35%
Physicians can refer patients by entering the referral portal in CareConnect or by calling (310) 794-1800.