Cardiac Rehabilitation

AACVPR Certified Program logoUI Health Care's outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program is tailored to help reduce your cardiovascular risk factors.

What is Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Outpatient or Phase II Cardiac Rehab is a 12-week program with up to 36 sessions. This program includes continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring during exercise as well as educational classes.

We will take a variety of measurements at each session, such as:

  • Weight
  • Blood pressure will be measured multiple times
  • Blood glucose, before and after exercise if you are diabetic

The goal of our program is to have you perform 30 to 45 minutes of aerobic training. The workload and duration of the training will increase throughout the program as you are able.

Our program is tailored to each patient based on:

  • Individual goals
  • Physical abilities
  • Health condition
  • Physician recommendations

Overall, the aim of the program is to help restore physical function, reduce risk of future cardiac events, and incorporate exercise and healthy lifestyle choices into your daily routine.

Many insurance companies pay for some, most, or all of the program. Please contact your medical insurance provider with any questions or to request information regarding coverage and copays.

Who Can Participate in Cardiac Rehabilitation?

You can participate in our program if you any of these referable diagnoses:

  • Heart attack
    • NSTEMI
    • STEMI
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
    • Stent
    • Angioplasty
    • Atherectomy
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Valve repair
  • Valve replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Heart failure (special criteria must be met)
  • Heart transplant
  • Stable angina

What are the Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation?

You can experience many personal gains by participating. These may include:

  • Increased cardiovascular endurance and strength
  • The ability to return to normal activities
  • Improved quality of life
  • Decreased risk of future cardiac events
  • Weight and cholesterol management
  • Diabetes management (if applicable)

What Services are Offered Through the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program?

  • ECG-monitored exercise program (Phase II)
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Functional assessment and strength training
  • Smoking assessment and cessation counseling
  • Progressive, individualized monitored and home exercise plans (Phase II)
  • Maintenance (Phase III) and prevention programs
  • Educational classes

What Educational Classes are Available?

Patients and family members are encouraged to attend and participate throughout the program.

Mondays

Stress management techniques and topics, including:

  • Heart to Heart–interpersonal communication and community
  • Stress–what it is and how to assess your stress
  • Stress adjustment process and practicing resiliency
  • Choosing your perspective and being present

Wednesdays

Exercise incorporation and risk factor modification, including:

  • Basics and benefits of exercise and weight training
  • Basics of cardiac anatomy and function, medications, and treatment
  • Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors of heart disease
  • Preventing coronary artery disease progression

Fridays

Nutrition information, tips, and recommendations, including:

  • Heart healthy diet prescription
  • Weight management
  • Managing sodium and blood pressure
  • Grocery shopping
  • Deciphering nutritional labels

Cardiac Rehabilitation Class Times (Phase II)

Exercise class times

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:

  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.

Education class times

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:

  • 9:15 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m.
  • 3:15 p.m.

What are the Maintenance and Prevention Programs?

The Maintenance Program (Phase III) is if you have graduated from the Phase II program and want to continue utilizing our facility for regular exercise.

The Prevention Program is for anyone with cardiovascular risk factors who wants to receive a functional assessment and exercise prescription. This can be in a one-time visit or you can sign up to utilize our facility for regular exercise.

These programs are self-pay, self-directed, and not monitored. They are available any time during clinic hours. Enrollees may utilize any equipment as they are able.

A physician order may be required to enroll in these programs. You may be asked to switch machines if necessary during a Phase II exercise class.

Clinic Hours

  • Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Fridays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fees

$44 per month (fees decrease with 6 or 12-month commitments)

What Equipment is Available?

  • 6 treadmills
  • 4 recumbent, stationary bikes
  • 2 upright, stationary bikes
  • 1 elliptical
  • 2 recumbent ellipticals
  • 2 Cybex elliptical Arc Trainers
  • 4 NuStep recumbent cross trainers
  • 1 arm ergometer
  • Various strength equipment
    • Resistance training machines and cables
    • Dumbbells
    • Barbells
    • Weight benches
    • Plyometric boxes
    • Exercise bands
    • Medicine balls
    • Bosu balls

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