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Belmond Medical Center


Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is a medially supervised program to help heart patients recover or improve their overall physical and mental functioning. The goal is to reduce the risk of cardiac event or to keep an already present heart condition from getting worse.

The cardiac rehab program at Belmond Medical Center is for people with heart problems, greater problem than a “Broken Heart.” The Cardiac Rehab program seeks to slow or minimize the progression of your heart disease. We will combine exercise with education on your way. Individualized programs can be set up for patients of all ages who suffer a variety of heart disorders such as heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, replacement, heart transplant, angina, and angioplasty. Other Heart problems will be diagnosed individually to determine eligibility.

The Cardiac Rehab program seeks to:

  • Decrease cardiac risk factors
  • Improve physical work capacity
  • Return patient to safe vocational & recreational activity level
  • Provide feedback to physicians regarding patient response to exercise and medication
  • Ensure continuity of exercise program with transition to home
  • Teach patient self-monitoring techniques
  • Obtain monitored objective information in areas such as heart rate, bio-dysrhythmia, etc.
  • Decrease patient anxiety and depression (Stress management)
  • Increase patient knowledge of disease process
  • Provide patient with dietary needs and counseling
  • Assist in weight control
  • Improve self confidence and well-being
  • Assist in developing a safe home exercise program

How Cardiac Rehab Program Works:

After a referral is received from a physician, the patient will be individually assessed their needs and goals. After that time, patients meet 2-3 times per week. During these times customized exercise programs are combined with group lectures from hospital personnel on a variety of topics consistent with the patient’s program. Upon completion of the program, up to 36 sessions, a hospital-based program, called Phase 3 or Fit For Life, is set up so they continue to maintain progress and healthy living habits.