Cardiac Rehabilitation

State-of-the-Art Care in a Compassionate Setting

Saint Joseph Cardiac Rehabilitation Center conducts a comprehensive outpatient cardiac monitoring program to assist those who have heart disease. We provide individualized treatment plans designed to help patients who have had a cardiac event or procedure develop and maintain a productive and healthy life.

Key components to the success of the program are exercise and lifestyle modification as well as education. To achieve this goal, our professional staff includes a cardiologist, exercise physiologist and registered nurses who work as a team to help patients reduce their risk factors. All of our sessions are conducted in a safe and secure environment.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase I, II, III

Cardiac rehabilitation is conducted in three phases:

Phase I: Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Patients who are still in the hospital following a cardiac event or procedure will be seen by our cardiac rehabilitation staff. During evaluation, patients will learn about heart disease, including:

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Do's and Don'ts at home
  • Medication instruction

Follow-up planning is provided for transition to outpatient care and Phase II: Early Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Phase II: Early Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Phase II typically starts two weeks after a cardiac event or procedure and covers:

  • Focused education
  • Counseling - Managing stress is a major factor in successful recovery following a cardiac event or procedures. Our staff provides support and encouragement patients need for positive long-term outcomes.
  • Exercise - Our state-of-the-art Center features advanced exercise equipment, including treadmills, exercise bikes, free weights and a multi-gym weight system.

Experienced cardiac nurses provide heart monitoring and personalized supervision during exercise in our outpatient facility.

Phase III: Maintenance and Prevention

Beginning two to three months following a cardiac event or procedure, patients have the option of a low-cost, safe alternative to traditional gyms to help with recovery. Rehabilitation staff manages member compliance with lifestyle changes during regularly scheduled follow-up appointments and continued education.

Cardiac Rehab FAQ

Patients typically begin cardiac rehab two to six weeks following a cardiac event or procedure, or a release from your cardiologist.

Most insurance companies will cover certain diagnoses for cardiac rehab. Our experienced staff will help you verify your coverage or talk to you about your options if your insurance does not cover the cost of the program.

Ask your cardiologist or a family physician for a referral to Saint Joseph Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, or call our Center at 859.313.4793.

During Phase II, patients typically attend rehab three times a week. During Phase III, you can exercise up to five days a week.

An individualized program is set up for everyone. In general, cardiac rehab takes six to 12 weeks. Phase III maintenance and prevention programs are ongoing.

Visit www.KnowMyHeart.com and take the free, confidential heart and vascular risk assessment. If the assessment determines that you may be at risk for heart disease, a Saint Joseph Health System nurse will contact you to schedule a free screening at a facility near you.

Begin Your Recovery

All phases of Cardiac Rehabilitation require a physician's order. Ask your cardiologist or family physician for a referral, or call:

Saint Joseph Cardiac Rehabilitation Center