A healthy lifestyle helps maintain a healthy heart. That is why Washakie Medical Center has a cardiac rehabilitation program to help patients with heart conditions live healthier lives.
Whether you are recovering from a cardiac event, experiencing breathing problems, or simply wish to improve your physical fitness, our program offers an individually prescribed exercise program for patients who have cardiac disease. Cardiac rehab is recommended for individuals who have or have had:
- Angina pectoris
- Bypass surgery
- Coronary artery angioplasty or stents
The program is designed to help people with cardiac conditions or those who have had heart surgery or heart catheterization achieve the optimal level of health and fitness.
Structured exercise programs are developed to meet individual lifestyle needs and exercise goals. All exercise sessions are monitored and medically supervised by professional staff with specific training in cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation.
Benefits of Cardiac Rehab
For many graduates, the program has been able to help:
- Control and alleviate symptoms of chest pain or shortness of breath
- Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
- Improve your stamina and strength, getting you back to your usual activities
- Stop or reverse damage to your blood vessels in your heart
- Improve your confidence and well-being.
The cardiac rehabilitation program at Washakie Medical Center is designed to complement your doctor’s care. Though your doctor must provide a written referral, you can call to schedule your initial appointment, (307) 347-6952.
Will Insurance Cover the Cost?
Medicare and most insurance companies have benefits for cardiac rehabilitation. We can help you determine if you are covered under your personal insurance or Medicare.
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