PHASE I - Inpatient RehabilitationThis part of the program begins upon admission to the hospital and includes patient and family education along with progressive physical activity for the patient. A team of specialized staff members provide education and counseling in such areas as:
Coronary Risk Factors
PHASE II - Outpatient Rehabilitation
Participant:Individual who has had a heart attack, heart surgery, or heart procedure recently or has angina.
Physician approved and ordered.
Exercise Solutions:Personal exercise program.
Continuous EKG monitoring.
Treadmill, leg bike, arm bike, Nu Step and arm ergometer.
Sessions held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Cardiac Nurses present throughout session.
4-12 week program - based upon physical condition and personal goals.
Includes warm-ups, exercise and cool downs.
Physical Therapist, Dietician, Pharmacist, Occupational Therapy consultant also available.
Education:Individual review of heart disease and risk factors.
Positive lifestyle goals established.
Routine monitoring of goals.
Billing:Cardiac Rehab is billed to Medicare and private insurance.
PHASE III - or - Cardiac FitnessFor patients who have completed Phase II or for anyone with coronary artery disease risk factors.
Exercise Sessions:Personal exercise prescription.
Workout: walk, bike
Cool Downs: stretching
Entry Requirements:Physician's referral
Interview with nurse
Education:Information provided on individual basis as needed.
Cost:$5.00 per visit
Not covered by Medicare or private insurance.