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What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed to help people with cardiac conditions or chronic lung disease, including those who have had heart surgery or heart catheterization, achieve the optimal level of health and fitness. Structured exercise programs are designed to meet individual lifestyle needs and exercise goals. Workout sessions are generally scheduled two to three times a week in the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Center, based upon each participant's needs and current fitness level. All exercise sessions are monitored and medically supervised by a professional staff with specific training in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and exercise physiology.
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Why do I need Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Whether you are recovering from a cardiac event, experiencing breathing problems, or simply wish to improve your physical fitness, our program offers specialized rehabilitation programs for patients who have cardiac and pulmonary diseases. Cardiac Rehabilitation is recommended for individuals who:
- are at risk for developing coronary artery disease
- have angina pectoris
- are heart surgery patients
- are post-heart attack patients
- have chronic lung disease
How do I enroll?
A physician's consent is required for the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Our staff will work with you and your physician to determine the most appropriate plan for your individual needs. Based on your diagnosis, Medicare and most insurance plans cover cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.
To find a primary care physician or cardiologist, call 1-888-257-6098.
Contact Cardiac Rehabilitation Services:
St. Mary’s Hospital Good Samaritan Regional Health Center
Centralia, IL Mt. Vernon, IL