DCH Cardiac Rehabilitation
Personalized Heat Disease Recovery Plans
One of the primary reasons heart disease is a leading killer in the United
States is because people are unaware they have it until they experience
a cardiac event. Even if you have already suffered from a heart attack
or similar event, much of the damage that has been done to your system
can still be repaired. Cardiac rehabilitation educates patients on exercises
and dietary changes that can help to remove artery plaque and reduce the
likelihood of suffering another cardiac event.
We admit patients for cardiac rehabilitation if they have been experienced
- Stable Angina
- Stent placement
- Coronary Bypass Surgery
- Valve Repair/Replacement
- Heart Attack
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Heart Transplant
Medicare and most healthcare providers cover cardiac rehabilitations. Contact
your insurance carrier representative if you have questions regarding
At Daviess Community Hospital, your cardiac rehabilitation sessions are
customized based on your diagnosis and recovery needs. The program is
broken out into three phases:
Phase 1: Acute Care – You will undergo the first stage of cardiac rehab immediately after your
first cardiac event. This is when the medical staff assesses your current
heart health and mobility to determine your risk of future incidents.
In severe cases, you may need to stay at the hospital for a few days to
work on your rehab before you can safely return home.
Phase 2: Subacute Care – This stage of rehab takes place on an outpatient basis. Monitored exercise
sessions are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between 8 a.m and
3 p.m. Appointments are made at times that are convenient to your schedule.
Independent Maintenance – By this point you should feel fairly comfortable living a heat healthy
lifestyle on your own. You may choose to continue your care by measuring
your heart rate or joining group exercise programs. Maintenance sessions
at the hospital are available by contacting Connie Wilson at 812-254-8895.
Cardiac Rehabilitation shadows your activity level at home while monitoring
your heart. A variety of equipment including treadmills, Airdyne bikes,
arm ergometer, NuStep exerciser, and free weights are used to continually
assess and promote increasing your heart and skeletal muscle strength
and endurance. Education sessions are incorporated into the exercise sessions
covering topics such as cholesterol, diet, exercise, signs and symptoms
of heart attack, and other heart health information.
Please discuss cardiac rehabilitation with your physician.
Then call us for more information or to schedule an appointment