Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Community Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised exercise and education program for those with heart disease.
Participants of all levels learn how to reduce their risk for heart disease, maximize fitness, and manage symptoms in a safe environment.
People with any of these cardiac diagnoses or interventions will benefit from the program:
- Heart attack
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Valve repair or replacement surgery
We are certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation staff is specifically trained to assist participants develop a successful heart-healthy plan in a safe and supportive environment. The clinical staff includes: registered nurses, exercise physiologists, and a registered dietitian.
The program starts with a comprehensive assessment by the clinical staff, which provides the basis for an individualized treatment plan that will take into account your medical history, symptoms, functional capacity, risk factors, and personal goals.
The program medical director provides a brief assessment to review clinical status and program goals.
Each participant receives an individualized plan that includes:
- Coronary Artery Disease: Diagnosing and Treating
- Exercise and Your Heart
- Risk Factors for Heart Disease
- Setting SMART Goals
- Stress Management
- Emotional Aspects of Heart Disease
- Healthy Eating for Your Heart
- Your Heart Medications
- Supervised exercise including telemetry (EKG) monitoring
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Symptom recognition and management
- Personal exercise prescription
- Cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training and progression
- Guidelines for an independent exercise program
A referral from a doctor is required to participate in the program. We can help obtain this.
Many health insurance plans reimburse for these services.
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.