The Cardiac Rehabilitation team is staffed by highly trained medical professionals, including a Registered Nurse, Exercise Physiologist, a Registered Respiratory Therapist, and a Rehabilitation Tech.
Our program meets national standards and is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is the process of bringing various health specialists together to address the needs of heart patients. Your improved quality of life begins with a thorough assessment of your current physical, emotional, social and nutritional states.
Following this initial assessment, our staff will analyze the data and develop a program specifically for you. This program may involve:
- Risk Factor Reduction
- An Individualized Plan to Maximize Your Results
- Support to Guide You to Better Heart Health
Lifestyle modification is crucial to the process, and we will help you every step of the way. Remember that our staff and support personnel are here for your needs.
With encouragement, inspiration and determination, heart disease patients can enjoy amazing results and a higher quality of life.
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program is located on the west side (back) of the hospital. Enter through the main entrance to the hospital and proceed to the orange parking lot. From there, follow the signs to the Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab waiting area, or for more details call 740.439.8297. Fax to 740-435-2136.
When are classes held?
Cardiac Rehab classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The classes begin at 6am and run on the hour until 5pm. Each class lasts approximately 1 hour, and includes exercise and education.
Who is eligible?
Those with Medicare must have one of the following:
- Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) within the last 12 months
- A coronary bypass surgery
- Stable angina pectoris
- A heart valve repair/replacement
- A percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary stenting
- A heart or heart-lung transplant
Please note that Medicare only covers the heart conditions listed above.
Cardiac Rehab is covered by Medicare and Medicaid given that you've been diagnosed with one or more of the above listed diagnoses. Most commercial insurances are accepted. Normal co-pays do apply. Most commercial insurance companies cover Phase II outpatient rehab, but we recommend that you contact your insurance company to determine exact coverage.
Most companies cover phase II cardiac rehab (outpatient) when medically necessary. If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage, please contact the Cardiac Rehab staff at 740.439.8297.