|Paula Roberts, RN|
Cardiac rehab is a monitored exercise and educational program for patients with heart disease and those who are at risk for heart disease. Our program is under the direction of a physician and combines the expertise of several disciplines to best serve the patient. The cardiac rehab team includes a physician, nurse, dietary staff and respiratory therapist. The goal is focusing on improving the patients’ cardiac symptoms and quality of life.
Patients with known diagnosis of heart disease including:
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Cardiac Coronary Artery Bypass
- Cardiac Valvular Surgery
- Coronary Angioplasty
- Previous Heart Attack
Patients with a known diagnosis of the following may also benefit:
- High Blood Pressure
- Family History of heart disease
- High Cholesterol
- COPD/ Congestive Heart Failure
Phase II CR
The program is six to twelve weeks in duration, three times per week and consists of individualized aerobic and anaerobic exercises. Also included are stretching, muscle toning, and weight training.
Patients’ electrocardiogram, blood pressure and oxygen saturation are monitored by Hays Medical Center during each session.
The program also includes educational sessions designed to help both patients and their families understand heart disease, risk factors, nutrition, medications, and stress management.
- Billable through your insurance provider
- A stress test is advised and can be performed by your primary physician
- A prescription with the primary diagnosis for Phase II cardiac rehab is required and can be written by your primary physician or your cardiologist
We encourage questions from patients and their families throughout the program.
Phase III CR
This program is a monitored workout on a monthly basis, three days per week. A nurse is in attendance to monitor the patient and exercise tolerance. Blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate are monitored at the beginning and end of each session.
There are no prerequisites for enrollment.
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