PHASE II CARDIAC REHABILITATION
Phase II is a physician-ordered, individualized, personalized treatment plan, including evaluation and instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and other health related areas. If you have one of the following diagnoses you may be eligible to participate:
- Heart attack
- Cardiac surgery, such as coronary bypass (CABG) or valve surgery
- Coronary artery angioplasty or stents
- Heart failure
- Heart transplantation
Cardiac Rehabilitation includes exercise classes and education about your heart disease. The education classes provide you with information about:
- Cardiovascular and muscle strengthening exercises
- Tools to help you plan and implement a home exercise program to enhance and maximize your well-being
- Medications, including drug action, side effects, and self-care techniques
- Diet, nutrition, and weight management
- Importance of exercise
- Symptom assessment and knowledge about when to seek medical treatment
CARDIAC REHABILITATION BENEFIT
- Live longer and lessen your chances for another heart attack
- Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath
- Stop or reverse damage to your blood vessels in your heart
- Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
- Improve your stamina and strength, getting you back to your usual activities, including work, hobbies, and regular exercise
- Improve your confidence and well-being
Monitored and Supervised Exercise
A physical activity plan is tailored to your needs. Exercise will help improve your endurance and muscle strength, so you're better able to carry out daily activities.
The length of your program depends upon your risk factors, insurance coverage, and doctor's order. The Phase II program usually lasts up to 3 months. All Phase II graduates are invited to participate in our follow-up assessment program and Phase III.
Medicare and most insurance plans will pay for Cardiac Rehab. You may be responsible for a co-payment.
Phase III CARDIAC REHAB
The Phase III program is a continuation of Phase II - allowing patients to build confidence in a supervised atmosphere. Like Phase II, Phase III requires a doctor's order. The cost, while low is generally not covered by insurance.
THE CARDIAC REHAB TEAM
- Our Medical Director is a Cardiologist and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Registered Nurses lead our Cardiac Rehab Center
- Physical Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Registered Dieticians, and Diabetic Educators are available for consultation as necessary.
If you or someone you know has had a Cardiac event, please call Cardiac Rehabilitation at (603)444-9387 for more information.
***Recent scientific studies have shown that people who complete a cardiac rehabilitation program can increase their life expectancy by up to 5 years
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