Is a medically supervised program that focuses on exercise and education to help recover from a heart-related illness. Your Cardiac Rehab team will provide and monitor an individualized treatment plan, including evaluation and education on exercise, nutrition, stress management, and other health-related areas. The professional team members include physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists, registered dietitians, and other health care educators.
Cardiac Rehab is designed to help you improve physical endurance and strength following a cardiac event and help make lifestyle changes to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. Cardiac Rehab is typically a 12-week program. Participants are encouraged to attend three times a week for an hour at each session.
You may qualify for the cardiac rehab program if you have any of the following conditions:
- Diagnosis of documented acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Coronary bypass surgery
- Stable angina pectoris (chest pain)
- Valve repair or replacement
- Coronary stenting / Angioplasty
- Heart or lung transplant
- Heart failure
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation:
- Improve function and exercise capacity
- Improve mood and quality of life
- Reduce the risk of a heart attack
- Reduce the risk of mortality
- Control of cardiac symptoms
- Reduce modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease
Most insurance companies recognize the benefits of Cardiac Rehab and pay for the services. A written prescription is needed from your physician. Pre-approval is sometimes necessary. Please contact your insurance provider if you have questions about specific coverage.
Stillwater Medical's Cardiac Rehab is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The cardiac rehab program is conducted Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and each session will last approximately one hour.
We are committed to be a part of your journey to recovery. Please contact us for any questions or assistance.
Stillwater Medical Heart & Vascular Institute
1323 W. 6th Ave., 2nd Floor
Stillwater, OK 74074