Cardiac Phase II Rehabilitation: Getting Hearts Back to Health
At Baptist Health System, we understand that heart care doesn’t end when you leave our hospital. That’s why in addition to diagnosing and treating cardiovascular conditions, we offer dedicated heart and vascular rehabilitation services through
our Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II program. This unique multi-phase program is designed for people with a variety of heart conditions, including those:
Recovering from a heart attack
Recovering from a coronary bypass or valve surgery, angioplasty or stent procedure
Suffering from angina or heart failure
A Comprehensive Outpatient Program
Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II includes outpatient services that use exercise and education to help you reduce risks and prevent complications after a cardiac procedure. This step-by-step program typically begins one to four weeks after discharge from
the hospital, upon your doctor’s referral.
Through the program, you’ll receive exercise and education up to three times a week for 36 visits. You can feel confident knowing that all classes are monitored with an electrocardiogram (EKG) and supervised by a cardiologist and a nurse with strong
cardiac clinical skills. What else can you expect to get from the program?
Instruction and supervision on exercise equipment, including treadmills, stationary bikes and recumbent ellipticals
Exercise in a group setting to give you the social support and encouragement you need to succeed
Progress reports sent on a regular basis to your doctor
Risk-factor counseling and education, including smoking cessation, cholesterol and blood pressure control
Diabetes, weight and stress management techniques
Nutritional assessment and counseling on an as-needed basis
Education as well as individualized sessions for you and your family
Will My Insurance Cover Rehabilitation?
Currently, Medicare, which generally sets the standard for reimbursement, will cover cardiac rehab if you’ve experienced any of the following:
Congestive heart failure
Heart attack within a calendar year of the start of cardiac rehab
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