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Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehab (Phase II)

A Cardiac Rehab patient stands with his Cardiac Nurse as he shares his success story.FCMC is devoted to providing high-quality cardiac care to all patients. Whether you are seen in the outpatient setting, inpatient departments, or our Emergency Department—high quality cardiac care remains a top priority.

Our Cardiac (Phase II) Rehabilitation program helps to safely strengthen your heart following a heart attack or other cardiac hospitalization—typically initiated 1-3 weeks after hospital discharge.

FCMC’s Cardiac Rehab is a medically supervised program that includes:

  • Medical evaluation
  • ECG monitoring
  • Prescribed exercise
  • Cardiac risk factor modification and education

The sessions are approximately 30-60 minutes,  2-3 days per week. This program usually lasts 12 weeks.

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

  • Aerobic exercise
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Patient participates in cardiac therapy to strengthen his heartStretching

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

Cardiac Nurse takes notes as patient works on therapy program in Charles City, IowaReady to strengthen your heart?

Talk with your provider about getting a referral or request an appointment with one of FCMC’s visiting cardiologist.

Cardiac Rehab Director: Melissa Sudol, MSN RN
Cardiac Rehab Medical Director: Byron Beasley, M.D.
Phone: (641) 257-4346
Fax: (641) 257-4310

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.