Medical Services

Cardiac Rehab

Rehabilitation is offered in three phases to heart patients, with individuals progressing through the phases as their health improves. Inpatients receive phase 1, while outpatients receive phases 2 and 3. Cardiac rehabilitation includes exercise (monitored as needed) and education. Education topics such as diet, risk factors, and lifestyle changes are covered.

A monthly cardiac support group provides more education and social opportunities for heart patients and their families. It typically meets on the third Monday of each month (except during the summer). A heart healthy luncheon (available for $5) begins at 11:30 a.m., and a free presentation on heart health begins at 12 noon. Call Mercy On Call at 358-2767 for information about the next meeting.

Patients who join a cardiac rehab program are making a long-term commitment to their health.
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