Heart Center

Cardiac Rehab

Mission Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a comprehensive approach to building a healthy lifestyle. Cardiac rehabilitation is designed to return you to optimal physical health and overall well-being after a heart attack, angioplasty or open heart surgery. After these events many people are reluctant to resume normal activities. Our cardiac rehabilitation program provides you with the confidence needed to start a safe exercise program. It consists of monitored exercise combined with educational seminars to help modify coronary risk factors.

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation staff is comprised of:

  • Specially trained nurses
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Dietitians

The goals of cardiac rehabilitation include:

  • Improved exercise tolerance as well as overall strength, stamina and flexibility
  • Decreased anxiety and enhanced self-confidence
  • Assistance in desired lifestyle changes to control cardiac risk factors through management of diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, smoking cessation, nutrition and stress management
  • Increased confidence and security so patients can resume their normal activities following a cardiac event.

Who Benefits from Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac Rehabilitation is for patients recovering from a heart attack, coronary artery bypass graft, angioplasty, stent, heart valve repair or replacement, stable angina, HF (heart failure), heart or lung transplants, pacemakers, ICDs or LVADs. Patients with peripheral arterial disease and claudication pain can also benefit from cardiac rehabilitation.

You must have a physician’s order and recent evaluation by your primary care physician or cardiologist. We review your progress with you throughout the program and your referring physician will also receive periodic reports about your progress.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Hours of Operation

Phase 2: (ECG-Monitored Exercise)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Phases 3: (Non-ECG Monitored Exercise/Maintenance)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Phase 4: (Sports and Wellness/Maintenance)

Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.