Cardiac Rehab

Stethoscope resting on a printed heart chart

Phase I Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a very important part of the recovery process after a heart-related surgery. Research studies demonstrate that cardiac rehabilitation can improve fitness, improve survival, enhance quality of life, and positively influence cardiovascular risk factors.

This program provides individuals with an exercise plan, careful monitoring, and a solid base for an active lifestyle after a heart episode. The cardiac rehab program includes a variety of rehab components tailored to individual patient needs.

The Cardiac Rehab Center is located on the first floor of the hospital across from the Gift Shop.

For more information or to contact us, please call 317.346.3995.

Phase II Cardiac Rehab

This program usually begins about two weeks after hospitalization. Diagnoses that are typically covered by Medicare and most commercial insurance companies include:

  • Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • PTCA/stent
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Valve repair/replacement
  • Stable angina
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) implant
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)

Someone from JMH will contact the patient within two weeks from date of discharge. The initial visit will be with a nurse. During this visit, the nurse will review the patient's medical history and medications, and assess functional capacity by performing a six-minute walk test.

The length of the program is individualized and based upon medical necessity, risk factors and insurance coverage. However, most patients continue in the program for 3 to 12 weeks.

The exercise equipment used includes: treadmills, recumbent bikes, arm ergometers, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, free weights and resistance equipment. There is a cardiologist in the building on call at all times during the rehab classes/sessions should the need arise.

Phase III Cardiac Rehab or Wellness Program

Our Phase III program is self-pay and is designed to serve as a maintenance program following completion of the Phase II Rehab. This program is also available to patients who do not qualify for Phase II, along with a current referral from their cardiologist or family physician.

There is no limit on how long a patient is a member of this program. An annual office visit with patient’s cardiologist or family physician is recommended to remain a current member.

For more information or to contact us, please call 317.346.3995.