Cardiac rehabilitation is designed to help patients build up their heart muscle and learn healthy heart habits. Our cardiac rehab services are intended to help patients return to a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.
Grant Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides a structured and professionally monitored exercise plan, along with education and support.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II
After stabilizing from heart surgery, a heart attack, or other treatment, patients are eligible to join our outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program. The Phase II program is for patients who have suffered a heart attack or have had bypass surgery, angioplasty, stent placement, valve replacement, heart transplant, congestive heart failure, or angina.
When patients join our program, the Cardiac Rehabilitation team develops a custom fitness program based on the patient’s individual condition. Patients will be monitored by continuous electrocardiogram (EKG) telemetry as they continue to build strength and stamina and recondition their heart.
The goals of Phase II of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program are:
- Gradually reach an exercise level patients are comfortable with and can perform on their own
- Identify risk factors and promote changes in lifestyle
- Provide education about heart disease and its risk factors
- Provide emotional support needed during recovery
In Phase II, patients’ monitored exercise routine in the Cardiac Rehabilitation unit will be under the supervision of a registered nurse, exercise physiologist, and respiratory therapist. Our facility offers treadmills, arm ergometers, and NuSteps. Patients’ family members may attend education classes.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Wellness Phase
The Wellness Phase allows patients to continue exercise after they have completed Phase II. This program is also open to those who have not yet had a heart attack or heart intervention, but have risk factors that may lead to the development of heart disease.
The Wellness Phase of Cardiac Rehabilitation offers exercise and education supervised by a registered nurse, exercise physiologist, and respiratory therapist.
Most medical insurance companies and Medicare cover the cost of services provided in Phase II of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program.
The Wellness Phase is not covered by medical insurance, but is offered at a minimal fee. Patients will not be denied based on their ability to pay.
304-257-1026, ext. 2471
A referral from your doctor is required for both Phase II and the Wellness Phase.
Monday through Friday from 7 am – 3:30 pm.