Open Accessibility Menu

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Personalized Heart 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 experiencing the following:

  • 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 your coverage.

Individualized Care

At Daviess Community Hospital, your cardiac rehabilitation sessions are customized based on your diagnosis and recovery needs. The program consists of 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.
  • Phase 3: Independent Maintenance –By this point you should feel fairly comfortable living a heart 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 at 812-254-8895.

Connie Wilson, MSN, RN, CCRP, CCEP
Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Nurse

Jessica Phipps, BSN, RN
Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Nurse

Related Blogs