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Cardiac rehab

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised, comprehensive program for persons with heart disease. The Cardiopulmonary Rehab team works closely with program participants and their personal physicians to promote optimal recovery. Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

A physician referral is required.

Participant diagnosis:

  • Acute myocardial infarction.
  • Stable angina.
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG).
  • Angioplasty and/or coronary stent placement.
  • Valve replacement or repair.
  • Heart transplant or heart and lung transplant.
  • Congestive heart failure.

Why cardiac rehab?

Cardiac rehab is a multidisciplinary program of medical care designed to restore those afflicted with heart disease to a full and productive life. The medical staff ensures detection of problems and potential complications that may arise after hospitalization.

Benefits of cardiac rehab:

  • Reduce the potential of another cardiovascular event through risk factor modification.
  • Improve the functional capacity of the heart and lungs through an individualized exercise program.
  • Provide specific guidelines for physical activity.
  • Educate the patient and family about diagnosis, interventions, medications and risk factors.
  • Recognize heart disease signs and symptoms, and know when to seek medical treatment.
  • Improve lipid levels and manage weight through dietary instruction and exercise participation.
  • Decrease anxiety, fear and depression through individualized consultation and group support.
  • Assistance in returning to the work environment.
  • Regular progress reports provided to personal physician including vital signs, symptoms and exercise responses.

A team approach

In cardiac rehab, we treat not just the heart, but the whole person whose disease has affected all aspects of life. Our team of specialists will work with you to prescribe rehab therapy to suit your individual needs. You will be monitored by the following experts:

  • Physicians.
  • Registered nurses.
  • Exercise specialists/physiologists.
  • Dietitians.
  • Licensed counselor.
  • Vocational rehabilitation counselor.

Program includes:

  • Prescription for participation in an individualized exercise plan to improve the functional capacity of the heart and lungs.
  • Education for patient and family members regarding exercise, nutrition, medications, heart anatomy and stress.
  • Individualized nutrition consultation to guide weight reduction and improvement of cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Stress management techniques and individualized consultation to assist in managing anxiety, fear and depression.
  • Continuous telemetry monitoring during the exercise session.

Class schedule

You will be attending exercise class three days a week for 12 weeks or 36 sessions. Once you choose a class, those class days and times are reserved for you. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your class begins.

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday
7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 pm and 4:00 p.m.

Outpatient Services Building
Iredell Memorial Campus
739 Hartness Road
Statesville, NC 28677

Insurance coverage

This is an 18-week program. Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance carriers provide reimbursement. New participant orientation is offered with no obligation to enroll. For more information, call the Cardiopulmonary Rehab team at 704.878.4558.