The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Frye Regional Medical Center is for patients who have been diagnosed with heart disease or experienced a heart attack, angioplasty/stent or open heart surgery and stable chronic heart failure.
The main goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to assist you in developing a personal healthy lifestyle plan, which includes physical activity, education, stress management, nutrition and smoking cessation.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Team
A wide array of compassionate professionals makes up our cardiac rehabilitation team, including physicians, registered nurses, exercise physiologists and a registered dietitian.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Phases
Cardiac Rehabilitation begins during hospitalization (Phase I) and continues with the Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Program (Phase II) and with Wellness Program (Phase III).
Phase I Inpatient Hospitalization
Cardiac rehabilitation is introduced and includes education and information to attend the Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Program.
Phase II Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Program
This phase follows a recent cardiac event and your cardiologist, surgeon, or primary care physician may refer you to Phase II. Phase II is an EKG-monitored program that meets 3 times a week for approximately 36 sessions.
This is a medically supervised exercise class that combines exercise training and education to reduce cardiac risk factors, and is tailored to your needs. You will learn about heart healthy nutrition, medications, weight control, smoking cessation, stress management and other topics related to heart disease.
Phase III Wellness Program
Phase III is to promote long-term lifestyle changes, motivation and continued regular exercise.
In all phases, if the need arises, the staff is trained to handle emergencies and troubleshoot various medical issues.
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Controlling your weight and lowering your total cholesterol levels
- Earlier return to work and daily activities
- Increasing self-confidence and managing stress more effectively
- Reducing your cardiac symptoms and potential for future episodes
- Strengthening and conditioning of your heart/lungs
- Understanding your medications and signs of heart issues that may require medical attention
For further information regarding referral, insurance coverage or questions, call 828-315-3563.