Cardiac Rehabilitation

Supervised exercise and education program designed to help you recover from cardiac events or procedures

Cardiac rehabilitation is a structured inpatient and outpatient program designed to help patients recover from cardiac events or procedures.

The program consists of supervised exercise and cardiac specific education. There is also a maintenance phase of the program, designed to help you keep your heart strong and healthy.

The goal of cardiac rehab is to improve your heart health through exercise and lifestyle changes.

Who benefits from cardiac rehabilitation?

Anyone who has had heart problems and/or have had cardiac procedures done can benefit, such as:

What are the goals of cardiac rehabilitation?

We want to improve you overall heart health and help you return to a healthy lifestyle. Our goals are to help you with the following:

  • Help to regain your strength
  • Increase your understanding about heart disease
  • Provide you support and motivation
  • Decrease your risk of future heart events

Phases of cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation usually begins in the hospital after an inpatient procedure and continues throughout recovery

Inpatient

While in the hospital, the Phase I cardiac rehabilitation team will direct your early activity program. They will teach you about the recovery process and how to reduce the future risk of heart problems.

Early Outpatient

Soon after you leave the hospital, you can enter the outpatient Phase II cardiac rehabilitation program. Phase II is designed to safely increase your activity level. We will monitor your heart rhythm, provide close staff-to-patient interaction and weekly education classes. The length of participation in Phase II will be determined by your rate of recovery and insurance coverage.

Maintenance (Outpatient Supervised)

Phase III is appropriate for graduates of Phase II or individuals seeking to manage heart disease risk factors or make a healthy lifestyle change. Phase III provides safe, professionally supervised exercise sessions within the hospital. Phase III cardiac rehabilitation maintenance is not typically covered by insurance, but we strive to keep our pricing affordable.

Our Clinical Team

During your time in the program, you will work with a team of healthcare professionals, including exercise physiologists, registered nurses, registered dietitians, pharmacists and physicians.

How do I enter the program?

An order from your physician is usually all that is necessary to enter the program. You can request this from your physician, or we can request it for you. After the order is received, we can arrange for your initial visit and assessment. Your medical history, interests and rehabilitation goals will help us develop an effective and enjoyable program for you.

    What to Expect with Cardiac Rehabilitation

    The goal of cardiac rehab is to improve your heart health through exercise and lifestyle changes.

    Who benefits from cardiac rehabilitation?

    Anyone who has had heart problems and/or have had cardiac procedures done can benefit, such as:

    What are the goals of cardiac rehabilitation?

    We want to improve you overall heart health and help you return to a healthy lifestyle. Our goals are to help you with the following:

    • Help to regain your strength
    • Increase your understanding about heart disease
    • Provide you support and motivation
    • Decrease your risk of future heart events

    Phases of cardiac rehabilitation

    Cardiac rehabilitation usually begins in the hospital after an inpatient procedure and continues throughout recovery

    Inpatient

    While in the hospital, the Phase I cardiac rehabilitation team will direct your early activity program. They will teach you about the recovery process and how to reduce the future risk of heart problems.

    Early Outpatient

    Soon after you leave the hospital, you can enter the outpatient Phase II cardiac rehabilitation program. Phase II is designed to safely increase your activity level. We will monitor your heart rhythm, provide close staff-to-patient interaction and weekly education classes. The length of participation in Phase II will be determined by your rate of recovery and insurance coverage.

    Maintenance (Outpatient Supervised)

    Phase III is appropriate for graduates of Phase II or individuals seeking to manage heart disease risk factors or make a healthy lifestyle change. Phase III provides safe, professionally supervised exercise sessions within the hospital. Phase III cardiac rehabilitation maintenance is not typically covered by insurance, but we strive to keep our pricing affordable.

    Our Clinical Team

    During your time in the program, you will work with a team of healthcare professionals, including exercise physiologists, registered nurses, registered dietitians, pharmacists and physicians.

    How do I enter the program?

    An order from your physician is usually all that is necessary to enter the program. You can request this from your physician, or we can request it for you. After the order is received, we can arrange for your initial visit and assessment. Your medical history, interests and rehabilitation goals will help us develop an effective and enjoyable program for you.

      For more information about the cardiac rehab program, please call:

      IU Health Arnett Hospital: 765.448.7725
      IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital: 765.747.3111
      IU Health Bedford Hospital: 812.276.4258
      IU Health Bloomington Hospital: 812.353.9811
      IU Health Frankfort Hospital: 765.656.3280
      IU Health Methodist Hospital: 317.963.8868
      IU Health Morgan: 765.349.6736
      IU Health Saxony Hospital: 317.678.2000
      IU Health Tipton Hospital: 765.675.8580
      IU Health West Hospital: 317.217.2983
      IU Health White Memorial Hospital: 574.583.2667

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