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Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs are designed to help facilitate recovery from heart attack, heart surgery, and/or other cardiovascular problems such as angina or heart failure.
This comprehensive program is customized for each individual patient, and is designed to help patients return to full and productive lives. The program emphasis is on improved quality of life achieved through lifestyle changes, including risk factor modifications, exercise, counseling and education involving patient and family for living a healthier life.
A physician’s referral is required for participation in the program. You are eligible for the program if you:
- Have heart disease, such as angina or heart failure.
- Have had coronary bypass surgery, a balloon catheter procedure, such as PTCA, Stints, or heart.
- Have had a heart transplant.
Phases of Cardiac Rehabilitation:
Phase I: This phase begins in the hospital following a heart attack, heart surgery, or stable angina. Emphasis is placed on gradual progression of exercise in order to reach the highest level of mobility prior to leaving the hospital.
Phase II: This phase begins after hospital discharge and includes close observation with telemetry heart monitoring each session. An individual program is designed to increase each patient’s strength and endurance, while decreasing their risk for further cardiac complications. Patients meet three times per week for six to twelve weeks.
Phase III: This phase includes exercise with supervision and vital sign documentation at each session. This ongoing program may include individuals with a variety of diagnosis which meets two to three days per week.
The rehabilitation team includes a Medical Director, your doctor, specially trained registered nurses, an exercise physiologist, a registered dietician, and clinical pharmacists. Our staff is certified in both Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Cardiology Services Include:
- Holter arrhythmia monitors
- Cardiac Event Monitoring
- Pulse-ox overnight oxygen saturation monitoring
- Nuclear Perfusion Cardiac Stress Testing with and without pharmacological agent supervised by on staff physicians
We also offer Cardiology Outreach coverage in–house weekly with Cardiologists coming from Central Minnesota Heart Center and the St. Cloud Hospital.
For more information about Cardiac Rehab and Cardiology Services, please call (320) 321-8183 between 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday – Friday.