Cardiac RehabilitationCardiac Rehabilitation is an outpatient supervised exercise program that operates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Your doctor might recommend cardiac rehab after having a heart problem or heart surgery. The goal of rehab is to help you recover and lower the risk of future heart problems. Risk factor reduction, such as lowered blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels, along with weight loss or better-maintained weight are additional benefits.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Cedar County Memorial Hospital can help you lead a healthier future. Physical activity is an essential factor in recovery from a heart attack or heart surgery, and will benefit those at risk for heart disease. This service is offered so that those individuals living in Cedar County and the surrounding communities can receive cardiac rehabilitation close to home.
Exercise equipment for both upper and lower extremity conditioning is available as well as information and instruction about cardiac disease treatment and risk factor reduction.
Experienced cardiac rehabilitation staff will carefully monitor individual progress during a 30-90 minute exercise session. Progress will be reported regularly to the referring physician.
Phase II Rehabilitation begins soon after hospital discharge and continues for 8-12 weeks, according to individual progress and physician recommendation. It is reimbursed by Medicare and many third party payers.
Phase III Rehabilitation provides a maintenance exercise program for graduate Phase II participants and others at risk for heart disease. This portion is the responsibility of the patient, as it is not covered by Medicare or Insurance.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program is offered as an outpatient service. It is located at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital Medical Mall.