The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Hurley Health and Fitness Center is dedicated to providing exceptional care for cardiac patients throughout Mid-Michigan. Our outstanding team of professionals provides integrated rehabilitation programs, including closely monitored exercise, education and support that is customized to meet a patient’s individualized needs to assist with:
- Recovery after a heart attack or heart surgery
- Prevention of future hospital stays, heart issues and death related to heart problems
- Addressing risk factors that may lead to coronary heart disease and other coronary challenges
- Promotion of healthy lifestyle changes that improve health and quality of life
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that is designed to help you recover from a heart attack, angina or surgery to treat heart disease.
Cardiac Rehab begins after you are discharged from the hospital, usually four to six weeks following your heart incident or surgery. It is an outpatient program that is customized to your individual needs.
Cardiac Rehab includes monitored exercise, nutritional counseling, emotional support, and education about lifestyle changes to reduce your risks of heart disease while strengthening your cardiovascular system.
Our Cardiac Rehab Programs
Phase II – EKG Monitored Program
The program consists of three sessions per week for 12 weeks. Each session will include closely monitored exercise (with electrocardiogram and blood pressure) and information to decrease your risk factors. Throughout the program, our highly trained cardiac rehabilitation specialists in partnership with your physician will evaluate your progress.
Phase III – Exercise Maintenance Program
This self-pay program is for patients who have completed Phase II Cardiac Rehab. It offers ongoing exercise, education and support to increase independence in activities of daily living.
Who Needs a Cardiac Rehab Program?
Cardiac rehabilitation programs increase your chances of survival. Both the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend cardiac rehabilitation programs. You may benefit if you experienced:
- A heart attack
- Chest pain or angina
- Angioplasty or Stent procedure
- Bypass surgery (Coronary Artery By-pass Grafting)
- Heart valve repair or replacement
- A heart transplant or a lung transplant
- Heart failure
How Can Cardiac Rehab Help Me?
Our goal is to help you gain strength and return to work, recreational activities and tasks of daily living if possible. At the end of the program you should:
- Improve your physical, mental, and social health
- Learn heart healthy behaviors that will reduce your risk for coronary heart disease and other heart conditions
- Improve your overall quality of life
You need a referral from your doctor to join the Cardiac Rehab program. If you have had a heart attack, heart surgery or other heart condition, ask your doctor about joining a Cardiac Rehab program.
Cardiac Rehab Phase II is covered by Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance policies.