Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program following a cardiac event designed to help you maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. Trained professionals work as a team to identify your individual needs and help you modify your risk factors. Our staff will help you cope with heart disease (the fears and anxieties) as you return to an active lifestyle.
Inpatient Program / Phase I
The inpatient program occurs during your stay in the hospital. The cardiac team combines efforts to identify your individual needs and provide you with the education you need to prepare for your return home.
Outpatient Program / Phase II
The cardiac rehab staff, with help from your physician, will develop an individualized education and exercise program to help you meet your goals. Registration usually occurs within the first few weeks of recovery at home after a cardiac event or surgery. Most insurance companies cover participation in the outpatient program.
Maintenance Program / Phase III
The maintenance program is geared toward patients with risk for heart disease or those who have graduated from the Phase II outpatient program. This program will give you the opportunity to meet others like yourself and the incentive to maintain a healthier heart. You must have your physician’s permission to participate in the exercise program. You will exercise on various types of equipment under the supervision of our staff. Sessions will focus on teaching independence and self monitoring.
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Strengthened heart muscle
- Increase endurance
- Weight loss
- Decreased blood pressure
- Improved cholesterol levels
- More controlled blood sugar levels
- Increased knowledge about risk factors
- Restoration of self-confidence
- Improved ability to deal with anxiety and depression
- Earlier detection of medical problems
Participants in Cardiac Rehab meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday—either in the morning or the afternoon—in the hospital's spacious and attractive third floor atrium.
A physician referral is necessary to participate in the program.
Call our nurse coordinator at 216.227.2638 for more information, including program cost and times.