PHASE I - Inpatient Rehabilitation

This 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:
Heart Facts
Coronary Risk Factors
Stress Management
Diet
Leisure Activities
Medications

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 Fitness

For patients who have completed Phase II or for anyone with coronary artery disease risk factors.

Exercise Sessions:

Personal exercise prescription.
Warm-ups: bending/stretching
Workout: walk, bike
Cool Downs: stretching
Group Support

Entry Requirements:

Physician's referral
Interview with nurse

Education:

Information provided on individual basis as needed.

Cost:

$5.00 per visit
Billed monthly
Not covered by Medicare or private insurance.