Cardiac Rehabilitation is an outpatient, physician-referred exercise program designed for individuals with a diagnosed cardiopulmonary health condition. By attending regular exercise sessions, patients are able to improve the function of their heart and become stronger and more active. Two types of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation are available.
Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation
Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is for individuals who have experienced a heart attack in the past 12 months or who have had heart surgery or certain heart procedures. Patients attend supervised one-hour classes three times a week for 12 weeks. A heart monitor is worn at each session and vital signs are taken frequently. Medicare and commercial insurances will cover the cost of Phase II Cardiac Rehab with certain diagnoses.
Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation
Phase III Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is for individuals with a diagnosed cardiopulmonary health condition such as heart attack or lung disease, or who have completed Phase II Cardiac Rehab. Patients attend supervised one-hour classes two times a week. A heart monitor is worn once each month and vital signs are taken twice each class. Patients are encouraged to individualize and maintain their own exercise routine. Phase III Cardiopulmonary Rehab is generally a self-pay program and is not covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.
Both phases of Cardiopulmonary Rehab require an order from your physician.
Please call Cardiac Rehab at (618) 327-2228 or WCH Medical Group at (618) 327-2225 for more information.