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.
Our goal is to improve each patient’s heart performance through exercise, a healthy diet, stress reduction and education. The cardiac rehabilitation program consists of three phases.
- Inpatient Program - Phase I
For surgical patients, cardiac rehabilitation may begin in the hospital with low level, progressive physical activity. The patient and their family will learn about heart disease and how to manage the patient’s care at home.
- Outpatient Program - Phase II
The outpatient program provides self-monitoring skills and lifestyle tools. The patient follows monitored exercise sessions three times a week. Patients and families learn about diet, exercise and stress management.
- Maintenance Program – Phase III
Patients build upon the progress in Phases I and II. This program also can be beneficial for people at risk of developing heart disease. It includes supervised exercise and ongoing support to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
How Do You Begin?
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. Washakie Medical staff can help you determine if you are covered under your personal insurance or Medicare.
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