The Trinity Muscatine cardiac rehabilitation team includes
registered nurses, dietitians and respiratory therapists who work with
your physician to design a program that meets your specific needs.
Occurs during the hospital stay and includes education, low-level exercise and preparation for discharge.
Phase Two rehabilitation ideally begins within three weeks of
discharge. You can expect this phase to last four to twelve weeks.
You'll meet three times a week for one hour and focus primarily on
medically supervised exercise conditioning.
During each session, your blood pressure and EKG are monitored
during exercise. Your exercise regimen will include warmups with the
usage of light hand weights, if appropriate, and the usage of a
recumbent stepper machine, recumbent bike and/or treadmill. All
equipment settings and exercises are based on your health status and
ability to withstand exercise. Other essential elements of the program
are patient education, nutritional guidance and risk factor
Phase Three (Maintenance)
A physician referral is required to participate in Phase Three
rehabilitation. It is a self-pay program and currently meets for one
hour on two or three days each week.
Phase Three is the maintenance phase consisting of
supervised exercise designed to further increase and maintain ongoing
physical fitness for the cardiac/ pulmonary patient. It is geared and
individually tailored toward aerobic exercise, strength training and the
use of self-monitoring techniques to assess levels of activity.
- To begin an exercise program to strengthen your heart and speed your recovery
- To provide a supportive educational environment
that encourages lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of coronary artery
Who can benefit?
- Individuals who have experienced a heart attack
- Individuals who have had open heart surgery
- Patients who have had angioplasty/stenting
- Persons with stable angina