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Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehab at Henry County Hospital

Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) is a must for patients who cope with heart disease or after a major cardiac event such as a heart attack or other catastrophic heart-related incident. The purpose of cardiac rehab is to help patients strengthen their hearts, restore their energy, and kick off a new start to healthier living. Our highly trained staff at Henry County Hospital educates patients, answers questions, monitors exercise, and provides a safe environment for activity.

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Patients who undergo Cardiac Rehab can expect many benefits, from improved cardiac health to reduced risk factors associated with heart disease. They can increase their strength and endurance while decreasing symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath as they improve their knowledge of heart-healthy behaviors, such as learning better nutrition.

  • Cardiac rehab is sectioned into three phases:
  • Phase 1: Acute, In Hospital Patient Period
  • Phase 2: Subacute Outpatient Care (Post-discharge, Pre-Exercise Period)
  • Phase 3: Maintenance

Phase 2: Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • This program monitors and treats patients who have recently suffered from or sustained one of the following:
  • Heart attack
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Balloon angioplasty/coronary stinting
  • Heart transplant
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Angina or chest pain
  • Heart pumps (LVAD)

Patients will attend classes 2 to 3 times per week for a total of 36 sessions. Continuous EKG monitoring and vital sign assessment occur throughout each exercise session completed by our trained cardiac Registered Nurse. Each participant’s program is tailored to meet their unique needs. We provide education on a variety of heart-related topics, including risk factor identification, medication education, and diet and nutrition counseling provided by our registered licensed dietitians. Insurance coverage is dependent on your healthcare plan.

Phase 3: Maintenance Program

This program is supervised by registered nurses. It is appropriate for patients who have completed the Phase 2 Program. Exercise is self-monitored to promote patient independence. Staff will continue to monitor cardiovascular status and provide education and support related to disease management, blood pressure, heart rate, and medication regimen. This exercise program is a continuation of the Phase 2 Program that was developed.

Cardiac Rehab Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Fridays 6:30am - 3:00pm

For more information about Henry County Hospital Cardiac Rehab, call 419.591.3835.