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Following a heart attack, bypass surgery or other cardiac event, recovery begins with a program of education and low-intensity exercises. Cardiac rehabilitation helps you regain and build your strength, so you can reduce the risk of future heart problems. Mercy’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program consists of Phase I Inpatient and Phase II Outpatient classes.
Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation includes walking and stretching to prevent weakness from bed rest. Heart rhythm, heart rate and blood pressure are monitored during these light exercises. Education is provided to meet individual needs.
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation consists of education and exercise classes held three times a week at Mercy Medical Center. There are scheduling options available to fit your schedule. The classes are conducted by Registered Nurses and Exercise Specialists who are trained in all types of heart patients, including those who have undergone heart bypass surgery.
An individual exercise program will be developed for you based on:
Education topics discussed include:
Mercy’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program is under the direction of your physician, and together with our team of nurses and specialists, help you develop strength and confidence to return to active living.
Referrals & Insurance
Please contact your insurance company regarding coverage. For more information, call (319) 398-6651.