What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a physician prescribed exercise program for those with recently diagnosed heart problems. Educational aspects of your individual health problems and risk factor education are also reinforced.
Participants in Cardiac Rehabilitation engage in monitored exercise, supervised by cardiac rehabilitation nurse and a physical therapist working closely with your local physician. The program is individually designed to improve cardiovascular fitness.
Who qualifies for the program?
Anyone who has recently been hospitalized for a heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, balloon dilatation procedure (PTCA) may qualify for the program.
Do I need my doctor's approval?
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton is medically prescribed and supervised. Eligibility is determined on an individual basis. A physician's referral is required.
What can I expect the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program to do for me?
- Provide a stimulating environment to help promote a lifelong commitment to regular exercise.
- Improve your physical activity capacity, endurance and flexibility.
- Provide an individualized, safe exercise program.
- Teach you a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Is the program covered by my insurance company?
All or part of the fees incurred are recognized as covered medical expenses by most insurance companies. To determine your coverage, check with your insurance company. For more information about this program, contact Marianne Kurash at 641-394-1655.