Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab

Pocahontas Community Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to help individuals improve their quality of life by restoring and maintaining optimal cardiovascular function. The program is designed to assist patients in returning to their usual activities of daily living with modifying their life-styles to lead healthier lives. This is a Medicare approved and hospital based program. Participant in American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. (AACVPR)

Your sessions are supervised by cardiac care experienced nurses. We offer Phase II and Phase III programs that are developed to provide for patients at various stages of cardiac recovery.

Direct Line: (712) 335-5229
Kris Plantz, Coordinator


Cardiac Rehabilitation

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is an out-patient program designed to help cardiac patients and their families recover from the physical and emotional effect of a significant cardiac event such as a heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty (balloon procedure), or other cardiac illness. Phase II begins after hospital discharge. There is monitored exercise sessions and personal goal setting. You will also receive education in heart disease and life style modifications. Sessions are Monday, Wednesday and Friday; up to 36 sessions with patient attending.

Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation is a long-term exercise program monitored by Cardiac Rehab personnel at a minimal charge to patients. This program is designed for patients who have completed Phase II and wish to continue exercising in a monitored environment to maintain and enhance their cardiovascular fitness.

Our program goals are:

  • Improve exercise tolerance and endurance through supervised exercise.
  • Identification of personal coronary risk factors with individualized goal setting and education to deal with heart disease.
  • Assistance in developing a safe and effective home exercise program and recreational life style.
  • Provide the patient and family education and therapies to maximize prevention of future illness and heart injury.

Advantages

  • Do exercise where your heart rate and blood pressure are monitored so we can see how your heart is tolerating exercise after your heart event.
  • By explaining your disease process and looking at ways to control coronary risk factors, we can help you lead a healthier life style. Increased knowledge of your health and staff support will make participants active partners in their health care.
  • Some of the education topics we will cover are: Anatomy,Symptoms, Medications, Exercise, Stress Management, Diet & Exercise and Smoking Cessation

Insurance Coverage
All or a portion of the Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation program may be covered by insurance. Check with your insurance company regarding coverage.