Saadeh new KRMC cardiac rehab chief

KINGMAN - Dr. Saadeh Saadeh is the new medical director of Kingman Regional Medical Center's cardiac rehabilitation center.

Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program to help heart patients recover quickly from heart attacks and medical procedures. The program's goal is to help the patient improve their overall physical, mental and social functioning. The programs are designed specifically for each patient with goals to stabilize, slow or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease, another cardiac event or death.

Saadeh studied medicine at the University of Studies of Bologna in Italy, and later completed his internship/residency at St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

"An important part of treating heart problems is helping people adopt a healthier lifestyle," Saadeh said. "This can be a difficult process that requires a solid partnership between patient and doctor."

KRMC's cardiac rehabilitation program has been developed to help heart patients safely resume a full and active lifestyle following a heart attack, heart surgery, or angioplasty/stent. Through education and EKG monitored exercise, the program teaches patients about heart disease and risk factors.

The rehab center is located at the Del Webb Wellness Center on Beverly. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment only. For more information, contact Judy Meigs or Jenn Lyons at (928) 692-4605.