Cardiac rehabilitation is a very important part of the recovery process after a heart-related surgery. This Healthy Hearts Center program provides individuals with an exercise plan, careful monitoring, and a solid base for an active lifestyle after a heart episode. The cardiac rehab program includes a variety of rehab components tailored to individual patient needs.
Phase II cardiac rehab
- Myocardial Infarction (MI)
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Valve repair/replacement
- Stable angina
Someone from our office will contact the patient within a week from date of discharge. The initial visit will be with the Healthy Hearts Center nurse as well as one of the rehab exercise specialists. The patient will then be scheduled for a pre-rehab treadmill test at a cardiology testing facility. This will ensure the patient is ready to start rehab and will allow the exercise specialist to create an individualized exercise prescription.
The rehab classes consist of supervised exercise sessions lasting approximately 1 hour, 3 times per week. These classes are done in a group setting. The exercise equipment used includes: treadmills, recumbent bikes, arm ergometers, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, free weights and Paramount resistance equipment. There is a cardiologist in the building on call at all times during the rehab classes/sessions should the need arise.
The length of the program is individualized and based upon medical necessity and insurance coverage. However, most patients continue in the program for 3 to 12 weeks. The patient’s insurance will be verified prior to the initial rehab visit.
Phase III cardiac rehab, spouse exercise, and maintenance exercise programs
The following programs are offered at convenient times, Monday through Friday, lasting approximately 1 hour, 3 to 5 times per week. To qualify for these programs, the individual must be independent and track his or her progress with each exercise session. Supervision is provided by rehab staff. The staff will perform a weekly resting and exercise blood pressure as well as a monthly EKG on all individuals in these programs.
The cost for these programs are:
- $30.00/month (2 days/week)
- $45.00/month (3 days/week)
- $60.00/month (4 days/week)
- $75.00/month (5 days/week)
Payment should be made to one of the rehab staff at the beginning of each month.
Contact the Cardiac Rehabilitation program
Community Hospital East: 317-355-2914
Community Hospital South: 317-887-7199
Community Heart and Vascular Hospital: 317-621-8570