Why Cardiac Rehab Is Important
If you’re managing a heart condition or recovering from heart surgery or cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of taking care of your health.
Your cardiac rehab team includes doctors, registered nurses, exercise physiologists, pharmacists and dietitians. You’ll work closely with your team to design a personalized program that’s right for you—so you can regain the strength and confidence you need to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Our Cardiac Rehab Program
The first phase of our three-phase program begins when you’re in the hospital. A rehab specialist will meet with you to discuss your needs and put together a rehab plan based on your lifestyle and goals.
Exercise and Education
Phase two begins a few weeks after you’ve left the hospital and lasts six to 12 weeks. Your rehab therapist will update your doctors on your progress as you go through the program.
Your program includes:
Most insurance plans cover part or all of the second phase of the program, but check with your insurance provider about your coverage.
Maintain Your Fitness
The third phase of our rehab program is exercise maintenance, which doesn’t include medical monitoring. An exercise physiologist will continue to work with you on your fitness goals. This phase of the program is self-pay and isn’t covered by insurance.
At the St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute, we understand that a heart condition can be challenging. It’s a life-changing event — we help you make it a change for the better.