Cardiac Rehabilitation Services

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program designed to assist persons with coronary artery disease achieve their optimal level of cardiovascular fitness, energy, health and sense of well being. This is accomplished through a program of supervised exercise, education and support from Rehab staff.

Heart disease can be of great concern not only to the individual, but also to their family. Therefore, we encourage family members to participate in the education process. Phase II consists of exercising on an outpatient basis using different types of equipment while being monitored for exercise tolerance.

Individuals who have had a heart attach, have undergone coronary artery bypass surgery, coronary artery balloon angioplasty and/or stent placement, heart valve surgery, or who have stable angina are eligible for participation. A referral from your physician is required to start this program. Cardiac Rehabilitation is covered under Medicare and most insurance plans.

Adult Fitness is a physician referral program for individuals with risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity or arthritis.

Benefits of Exercise:

Improves muscular strength

Promotes a sense of well-being

improves the efficiency of the heart, lungs and circulatory system

Helps with stress management

Helps in maintaining or losing weight

Builds stronger bones

Helps lower elevated blood pressure

Increases self-confidence

Can improve blood lipid profiles (cholesterol)

 For more information contact Deb Brekke, RN, BSN, Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehab at (605) 845-8134.