Cardiac rehab is a supervised monitored exercise and educational program designed for those who have had a recent heart condition or surgery. It is held at Koke Mill Medical Center, 3136 Old Jacksonville Road in Springfield.
The Memorial cardiac rehab team includes registered nurses, exercise physiologists and exercise specialists who work with your personal physician to provide an individualized plan of care.
Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardio Vascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and is overseen by a board-certified physician. We can also coordinate referrals with a registered dietician and/or counselor as needed.
When is Phase II Cardiac Rehab offered and how long does it last?
Phase II Cardiac Rehab begins shortly after your hospital discharge. The monitored sessions are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The program generally lasts between 8-12 weeks.
A variety of equipment including treadmills, stationary bicycles, recumbent steppers and free weights are used to increase your heart muscle strength and endurance.
It's a Team Effort
Your motivation to attend regularly, commit and be open to recommendations are the most important ingredients to ensure the success of your cardiac rehab program. We want you to succeed.
Fees and Insurance
Medicare and private insurance companies generally cover a major portion or all of the cost of cardiac rehabilitation. Memorial has a financial assistance program available to those with no insurance.
Who Benefits from Cardiac Rehabilitation?
You may benefit from our Phase II program if you have had the following:
- Heart surgery/Valve repair
- Heart Angioplasty or stent
- Heart attack
- Stable angina
- Heart transplant
- Cardiac risk factors
- Other diseases may be covered
Benefits of Phase II
- Faster recovery time
- Improved exercise tolerance and quality of life
- Lower blood pressure
- Stress reduction
- Weight management
- Diabetic control
Goals for Phase II
- To help gain strength and confidence following a heart event
- To improve endurance and resume your activities of daily living
- Decrease feelings of fear and apprehension
- Decrease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath
- To encourage lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of heart disease
- To develop an appropriate home exercise program.
For more information about our program, call 217-862-0471.