Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation outpatient program combines the latest concepts of cardiovascular rehabilitation, optimizing the patient’s physical, mental, and social abilities. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has three phases.

Phase I occurs while a patient is still in the hospital recovering from a coronary event. The rehab in the early days is more educational then physical. During Phase II, patients learn how to live with the heart ailment. The emphasis is on conditioning the heart by strengthening it through exercise. Patients participate in a comprehensive exercise and rehabilitation program under the direct supervision of an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and dietitians. Phase III is the maintenance portion of the program. Graduates of the Phase II program may elect to participate in a self monitored, maintenance program.

What Is My Life Going To Be Like Now?

Community Medical Center is dedicated to ensuring the health and well being of all the residents of our community. Through our comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program we provide the tools to enable you to regain your health, independence and hope for a better quality of life.

It’s natural to have many questions about your future after having a heart attack, major heart surgery, or a serious cardiac condition:
When can I return to work?
Can I ever play golf again?

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Community Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to enable you to regain your health, independence and overall well-being through a medically supervised regimen. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program consists of three key components:

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

1. Exercise.
Medically supervised by a team of specially trained cardiology professionals.

2. Education.
We provide education on topics such as nutrition, stress management, medications, and heart disease.

3. Counseling and Support.
For you and your significant other to help succeed in attaining a more healthy, active lifestyle

What is my commitment?

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation can typically last up to 12 weeks. Graduates of Phase II may elect to continue their program through our self-monitored Phase III Maintenance Program.

Who is eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Patients who have been diagnosed with stable angina or who have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, heart valve repair or replacement, heart transplant, angioplasty or coronary stenting are eligible.

How do I begin?

Contact the Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurses at 732-557-2524 for further information.

Will my insurance cover rehabilitation?

The insurance coverage for Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation varies based on your specific diagnosis and carrier. It is important for you to check with your insurance carrier to determine your eligibility. Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation is not covered by insurance. A small monthly fee is charged.

For more information on cardiac rehabilitation services, please call 732.557.2524