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Outpatient (Phase II) Program

Rehabilitation Coordinator: Valerie Pickar, RN
Cardiac Rehabilitation Medical Director: Todd D. Miller, M.D.
Phone: (641) 257-4346
Fax: (641) 257-4310

Doctor takes an elderly patients blood pressure on a stationary bikePhase II Cardiac Rehabilitation, is a medically supervised program designed to improve your cardiovascular health, including medical evaluation, prescribed exercise, cardiac risk factor modification and education, typically initiated 1-3 weeks after hospital discharge and provide appropriate ECG monitoring.

The sessions are approximately 30-60 minutes, meeting 2-3 days per week. The program usually lasts 12 weeks and may help improve your health and quality of life.

Cardiac Rehab uses exercise to help your heart work better through:

  • Aerobic exercise
  • Muscle Strengthening
  • Stretching

Smiling doctor takes elderly patient's blood pressure while riding a stationary bike

What can Cardiac Rehab do for me?

Cardiac Rehab is a safe and effective way to help you:

  • Feel better faster and return to important activities
  • Reduce stress
  • Increase overall strength and endurance
  • Reduce risk of future heart problems
  • Incorporate regular exercise into your day
  • Communicate with your provider

Cardiac Rehab can help if you have or have had:

  • Chest pain
  • Heart attack
  • Bypass surgery
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Stent placement
  • Heart transplant
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart valve repair/replacement
  • Doctor takes a patient’s pulse while on a stationary bike

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Your health care provider can order these services for you. We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most medical insurances. Please verify with your insurance company that your test or treatment is a covered benefit.

Phase II (Outpatient) Cardiac Rehabilitation is a service provided and billed by Floyd County Medical Center. Medicare and most major medical insurance carriers will pay a portion of the cost. Each participant should contact his or her insurance company to determine coverage.