Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that helps heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical, mental and social functioning.
The goal is to stabilize, slow or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease, another cardiac event or death.
Cardiac rehab is designed for people with heart disease (angina or heart failure) and for people who have had a heart attack, coronary bypass surgery, balloon catheter (PTCA) procedure, or a heart transplant. It is also effective for people who have coronary artery disease, cerebral vascular problems, or who have had a stroke.
Costs of this service may covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurers when recommended by your doctor. A doctor's order is required for cardiac rehabilitation.
Questions or Comments?
Please call if you have any questions or comments. We can be reached at 940-521-5315.
What happens in this program?
Rehabilitation programs can help you change your lifestyle habits for the better. This program takes place at the hospital's Fitness & Rehabilitation Center.
During your program, you'll...excercise using a treadmill and/or bike; be monitored for a change in symptoms by a respiratory therapists or other professional; have your heart rate, blood pressure and EKG monitored; and possibly begin strength training, if your doctor approves.