St. Francis Memorial Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed to help people manage heart disease after a cardiac event, so they can recover faster and return to full and productive lives.
You can benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation if you have experienced a cardiac event.
- A heart attack
- A valve replacement.
- Angina or chest discomfort.
- Coronary artery by-pass surgery
- Angioplasty or the balloon procedure.
- A heart transplant.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a safe and effective way to help you get stronger faster, feel better, reduce your risk of future heart problems, and live longer.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program consists of heart monitoring, exercise training, nutritional counseling, symptom management, medication education, and counseling for stress management and smoking cessation. A referral from your doctor is needed for the acute program. Participants and their families learn how to modify their lifestyle to reduce the risk of heart disease. For more information, contact the Cardiac and Pulmonary Services Department at 402-372-6722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Francis Memorial Hospital also offers maintenance programs for the heart patients that have completed the acute rehabilitation program. In the Phase III maintenance program we monitor the clients on the heart monitor once a month. Their blood pressure, heart rate and weight are monitored at each session. A Phase IV is also offered for the clients that don't require close monitoring. The sessions are held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 7 AM until 3 PM. You can join by calling the Cardiac and Pulmonary Services Department at 402-372-6722.