What Is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to help heart patients recover and regain quality of life. Diagnoses that may result in your cardiologist recommending a cardiac rehabilitation program include heart attack, bypass surgery, angina, stent, transplant and others. Cardiac Rehab programs may include:
- Monitored exercise programs
- Increased quality of life
- And fun…
Change Of Heart:
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation experts will work with you to obtain a program specific to your goals and needs. This includes creating an exercise prescription and breaking bad habits. The program meets 3 times each week for approximately 12 weeks or 36 sessions.
- Reduce the potential of additional heart problems through risk factor management.
- Increase physical functioning and strength.
- Reduce anxiety and depression.
- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Learn about heart disease treatment and medicines.
- Regain energy, and make daily activities easier.
Occurs while you are in the hospital. At this time you and your family are provided with educational information about recovery and Phase II.
Physician referred outpatient program consisting of exercise and education. This phase is monitored by EKG and or pulse oximetry.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Get Started?
Talk with your doctor to see if Cardiac Rehabilitation is right for you. Once you have determined it is, your doctor will send us the referral.
What Should I Expect Next?
A nurse or exercise physiologist will contact you to discuss the program in detail. We will answer any questions and set you up to come in for your first visit.
Does Insurance Cover The Program?
Medicare and most other insurances will cover Cardiac Rehabilitation. This information will be determined before your initial contact with a staff member.
What If I Had My Cardiac Procedure At Another Facility? My I Still Go To Your Program?
Absolutely. As long as you have a physician's prescription for Cardiac Rehab, you may attend our program.
Our program is overseen by a physician director and is staffed by both registered nurses and exercise physiologists. Our team works closely with our patients, staff, medical director, and referring physicians to create a customized plan of care for every participant.
Call (727) 834-4442 to find out how to schedule your personal evaluation today.