MemorialCare is proud to offer cardiac rehabilitation to help heart care patients recover quickly and to return to doing the things they love. Our cardiac rehabilitation centers will help you improve your overall physical, mental and social functions. The goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to instill lifestyle changes that stabilize, slow or even reverse the progress of cardiovascular disease. Cardiac Rehabilitation is a physician-prescribed, hospital-based, EKG-monitored exercise program consisting of three phases.
Cardiac rehabilitation patients must have a physician's referral to begin the cardiac rehabilitation program. Most insurance carriers will provide coverage for cardiac rehabilitation.
Cardiac rehabilitation begins during in-hospital recovery following surgery or a cardiac event. The first phase is conducted by an exercise physiologist or registered nurse. Before each cardiac patient is discharged, questions regarding personal recovery are answered, and preparation for the second phase of cardiac rehabilitation takes place.
Phase I includes:
The outpatient phase of cardiac rehabilitation begins two to six weeks after discharge from the hospital. The second phase is conducted by an RN and exercise specialist. The patient attends one-hour outpatient sessions, two to three times per week.
Phase II includes:
This optional phase of cardiac rehabilitation promotes independence within a structured exercise program. The third phase is conducted by an exercise physiologist in consultation with the program director. At the outpatient facility, cardiac patients exercise under supervision two times a week during regular facility hours. Pulse rate and blood pressure continue to be monitored.
Phase III includes:
MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute specializes in minimally invasive heart procedures. With these innovative techniques, patients benefit from fewer complications, less scarring, greater comfort and faster recoveries. Distinguished as a leading heart and vascular institute.
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