Cardiac Rehabilitation: Building Stronger Hearts

Stethoscope on data sheetGreat River Medical Center offers three successive rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from a cardiac event or procedure. A physician’s referral is required for all programs.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase I

The first phase is provided to patients who are admitted to the hospital for some cardiac events.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II

Group cardiac rehabilitation classes meet for 90 minutes twice a week for up to 12 weeks. The purpose of the program is to help participants strengthen their hearts, learn about heart-healthy living and reduce fear by:

  • Establishing a personalized exercise program
  • Learning how to manage their conditions and prevent other occurrences
  • Adjusting to the emotions that accompany heart disease
  • Getting support services, if needed

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Phase III

This program features a more independent approach to physical fitness for those with cardiac and pulmonary conditions. It involves supervised exercise times to improve strength, endurance and wellness.

To learn more about Cardiac Rehabilition programs, call us today at (319) 768-4100.