What is Cardiac Rehab?
Cardiac Rehab (Phase I) begins with an inpatient visit from a cardiac rehab nurse who will meet with each patient while they are in the hospital after a heart event. The nurse will explain about Cardiac Rehab Phase II and will answer any questions the patient or family member may have. Educational material will be provided to each patient.
Cardiac Rehab (Phase II) at Bradley Wellness Center is a 12-week medically supervised program for the recovering cardiac patient. It is the next phase in feeling healthier and returning to a full and productive life. The program includes monitored exercises, educational sessions, dietary consults, and behavioral change interventions. The goal of this program is to equip the patient with the necessary tools to be able to make the appropriate choices and changes to help increase his/her physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
Who is Eligible for Cardiac Rehab?
The program is designed to assist cardiac patients and their families with the following conditions:
Heart Surgery (by-pass, valve replacement)
Congestive Heart Failure
Medicare and most insurance plans will cover the cost of cardiac rehab. Prospective patients should contact their insurance company for coverage information.
How do I enroll?
A physician’s referral is required for both Cardiac Rehab and the PREP program. Hamilton’s staff will work with you and your physician to determine the appropriate program for you. After receiving the physician’s referral the staff will contact you to set an appointment for an initial assessment. Upon completion, the program is ready to begin. Please contact our office at 706.272.6574 (fax 706.272.6797)for more information.