The Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at Dickinson Memorial Hospital is an important element in your long term recovery. Whether you have suffered from a heart attack, stable angina, coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve repair or replacement, PTCA/stent placement, heart or heart/lung transplant the cardiac rehabilitation staff will help you to rebuild your strength, endurance, emotional well-being and confidence. Our program consists of exercise and education geared to each individual’s diagnosis and ability. Early referral is recommended to help prevent complications, speed recovery and reduce your risk for having another event. However, many insurance providers allow the use of rehabilitation services up to one year post event.
The program typically lasts 12-18 weeks, consisting of one hour sessions three times a week. In addition to the exercise, we also provide education to promote good health and lifestyle changes.
The program is staffed by registered nurses and additional health professionals specially trained in Cardiac Rehabilitation.
In addition to the Phase II program, the department also offers:
▪ Phase I: Inpatient recovery in the hospital.
▪ Monitored Exercise Program (MEP): A self-pay program that is offered as a continuation of the phase II program, or for anyone with cardiac risk factors who requires supervised exercise.
If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, please call us at (906) 776-5550