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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Nothing Shall Be Impossible

Cardiac rehabilitation is an important step in the healing process, with the goal of promoting both the patient's wellness and independence.

Cardiac rehabilitation services include telemetry monitored exercise and/or education for patients with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction, angioplasty, coronary stent, coronary artery bypass, valve repair or replacement, heart transplant.

Participants in cardiac rehab can benefit from the following:

  • A 20-25% decrease in overall mortality and death due to heart disease
  • Decreased risk of disability
  • Improved fitness and strength
  • Social support and stress reduction
  • Reduced risk factors and symptoms
  • Education about heart disease and how to manage risk factors

Phase II Cardiac Rehab

Phase II Cardiac Rehab is for patient who have been recently hospitalized with a diagnosis of Coronary Artery Bypass, Valve Repair or Replacement, Myocardial Infarction, Angioplasty, Coronary Stent, Heart Transplant, Stable Angina. Most insurance programs cover patients with these diagnosed who choose to join our telemetry - monitored exercise program.

Phase III Cardiac Rehab

Phase III Cardiac Rehab is a supervised exercise program with classes scheduled throughout the day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Participants can choose to pay an annual fee or sign up for monthly bank draft. In addition, participants will benefit both from the supervised exercises and social support from the friends they will make during rehab.

The Saint Thomas Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a AACVPR certified, with registered nurses and exercise physiologists specially trained and experienced in Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation. Physician referral is required for any Cardiac Rehab program.

For more information about Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation at Saint Thomas West Hospital please call, 615.222.2008.

For more information about Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, please call 615.396.5511.