Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Our cardiac rehabilitation program is a safe way to bounce back after a heart attack, open-heart surgery or balloon angioplasty, or to reduce heart disease risk factors.
The heart and vascular rehab program combines exercise, education and support to help you restore and maintain your physical, psychological and vocational well-being.
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 improve, patients move on to the next phase of the program, which takes place in the heart and vascular gym at Genesis Hospital. You can enter through the Physician Pavilion.
As you advance through the stages of the program, you move to the Muskingum Recreation Center with exercise physiologists who continue to work with you and monitor your progress.
Below are some the innovative options that we offer as part of our heart and vascular rehab program:
Early admission programming
Research from the American College of Cardiology and Hospital to Home (H2H) suggests early admission to cardiac rehab helps reduce 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 SY7 patients come 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 SY14 patients come 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
Genesis Heart & Vascular Rehab’s goal is to make you healthier and help you develop lifelong exercise routines. That’s 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 your body reacts to exercise, teaches signs and symptoms to watch for and boosts your confidence to continue a lifelong exercise program.
Understanding heart disorders, their causes and their effects is the focus of heart and vascular rehab education. Dietitians, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, behavioral health counselors and registered nurses help patients understand heart disease, its risk factors and what patients can do to change their risks.
Encouragement and support
Another goal of the heart and vascular rehab program is to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Group sessions are an opportunity to share your experiences, concerns, challenges and victories and gain support from others who know how you feel.
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.
Healthy lifestyle programs
In addition to our cardiac rehab program, we offer three additional exercise programs to help you get active and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
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 and rehab specialists and team that will help you work on a healthier lifestyle. Whether you have just graduated heart and 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 (PAD).
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.