There are three phases to cardiac rehabilitation.
Phase 1: Initiated during your hospital stay due to a cardiac event. Cardiac staff will discuss your cardiac health, provide education and collaborate with you to develop a plan to recover. Part of the plan could include Phase 2 or Phase 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Phase 2: Our outpatient Cardiac Rehab program at WVMC is designed for participants who have had a cardiac event in the past 12 months such as a:
- heart attack
- heart valve replacement
- coronary artery bypass surgery
- stent placement
- certain classifications of congestive heart failure
- stable angina
The program is designed to help patients recover from the cardiac event by following a prescribed exercise program. Routine heart monitoring will occur during each session. Most insurance plans cover Phase 2 Cardiac Rehab, co-pays and deductibles will apply.
Phase 3: Our maintenance program is designed for participants who have completed Phase 2 or who have significant risk factors for heart disease. This program allows participants to exercise in a structured and safe environment. Insurance does not cover this phase and there is a nominal fee per session.
Our staff includes registered nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists. We are present to guide you through the exercise program and to help you embrace heart healthy habits that will have a lasting impact on your life.
To schedule an appointment please contact our front desk at 503-435-6550. A referral from your physician is required. Your provider may fax the order to 503-435-6552 or you may bring the order to your first appointment.