Heart & Vascular Rehabilitation

People ExercisingThe heart & vascular rehabilitation program is a safe way to bounce back after a heart attack, open-heart surgery or balloon angioplasty, as well as those who have heart disease risk factors.

The heart & vascular rehab program combines exercise, education and support to help you restore and maintain your physical, psychological and vocational well-being.

Exercise

A personalized exercise program is created for each patient. Patients exercise under the watchful eye of staff with ECG and blood pressure monitoring when they first enter the program. As strength, endurance and range-of-motion improves, patients move on to the next phase of the program, which takes place in the heart & vascular gym at Genesis Hospital. You can enter through the Physicians Pavilion. Below are some of the different exercise programs we provide.

Below are some the innovative options that we offer as part of our Heart & Vascular Rehab Program: 

Early Admission Programming

Based on research from the American College of Cardiology and Hospital to Home (H2H) early admission to cardiac Rehab is beneficial to reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions and improve transitions of care

  • "See You In Seven" (SY7)  - The goal of SY7 is for all patients discharged with a heart attack or stent to start cardiac rehab within 7 days of discharge. When a SY7 patient comes into the program, they will be on a restricted exercise prescription for the first week to allow ample healing time, and then they will transition into normal progression.
  • "See You in Fourteen" (SY14) - The goal of SY14 is for all patients discharged following open heart surgery to start cardiac rehab within 14 days of discharge.  When a SY14 patient comes into the program, they will be on a restricted exercise prescription for the first two weeks to allow ample healing time, and then they will transition into normal progression. 

Graduated ECG Monitoring

By participating in Genesis Heart & Vascular Rehab our goal is to make you healthier and develop lifelong exercise routines which is why if you are eligible you can "graduate" to non-ECG monitored sessions with our clinical staff.  Our graduated ECG monitoring program allows you to learn how you body reacts to exercise, signs & symptoms and boosts your confidence to continue a lifelong exercise program.

 

In addition to our Heart & Vascular Rehab program we offer the following services to help you:

 

Get A GRIP on Your Life Exercise Program - If you want to take back control and start working on your health and Wellness, GRIP is here! Get an experience like none other with our exercise & Rehab specialists and team that will help you work on a healthier lifestyle.  Whether you have just graduated Heart & Vascular Rehab or want to avoid health issues, we are here for you.

Going the Distance with PAD Program

You learn how to be more physically active and feel better with exercise while successfully learning to improve your quality of life with peripheral artery disease.


Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free program for anyone interested in taking steps to a healthier lifestyle.  Genesis physicians provide support and answer questions prior to the walk and then hit the walking trail.
 
For more information on getting started, call us at (740) 454-4336; or 800-322-4762, ext. 4336.

Education

Understanding heart disorders, their causes and their after-effects are the focus of heart & vascular rehab education. Dietitians, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, behavioral health counselors and registered nurses help patients understand heart disease, its risk factors and what they can do to change their risks.

Encouragement & Support

Another goal of the heart & vascular rehab program is to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Group sessions are an opportunity to share their experiences, concerns, challenges and victories and gain support through others who know how you feel.

Getting Started

The program starts with a two-hour orientation held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information on getting started, call us at (740) 454-4336; or 800-322-4762, ext. 4336.

Insurance Coverage

Heart and vascular rehab is partially covered by Medicare if you've had a heart attack, open-heart surgery, valve repair or replacement stable angina, balloon angioplasty or heart failure transplant.

Most commercial insurances cover Heart and vascular rehab, but we strongly recommend you call your insurance company to determine your coverage and co-pay.

A physician referral is required for admission to the program.