Cardiac Rehabilitation

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:

  • Three exercise sessions each week, led by a rehab therapist who will guide you through exercise and monitor your heart while you work out.
  • Weekly education sessions that cover stress management, nutrition, medicine and other factors that affect your risk of disease. We schedule these around your exercise sessions so it’s convenient for you.

  • One-on-one counseling to help you modify your heart disease risk factors.

  • A personalized exercise plan that you can follow long term.

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.

Nurse in cardiac rehab checking blood pressure on a patient

Take Part in Cardiac Rehabilitation

If you think cardiac rehab is right for you or a family member, call us and we’ll call your doctor.

Cardiac Rehab Center – Edgewood
711 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY 41017
Phone: (859) 301-3600
Fax: (859) 301-3615

Cardiac Rehab Center – Dearborn
600 Wilson Creek Road
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Phone: (812) 496-7254
Fax: (812) 496-7259

Cardiac Rehab Center – Ft. Thomas
85 North Grand Ave.
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
Phone: (859) 572-3382
Fax: (859) 572-3891

Cardiac Rehab Center – Grant
300 Barnes Rd.
Williamstown, KY 41097
Phone: (859) 824-8244
Fax: (859) 824-8249

Why Cardiac Rehab?

Studies show that cardiac rehab offers a number of benefits. It can help you:

  • Return to work and other activities sooner.

  • Strengthen your heart and lungs, and improve muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.

  • Lower cholesterol, blood pressure, stress and heart disease risk. It also helps you manage your blood sugar levels.

  • Improve your self-confidence.

  • Increase your energy level and stamina.

Unparalleled Heart Care

St. Elizabeth Edgewood has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association as a Comprehensive Cardiac Center, placing us in an elite group of hospitals that have met high standards to fully address the needs of patients with complex cardiac conditions.

The Joint Commission and American Heart Association Certification - Meets Standards for Comprehensive Cardiac Center