Cardiac Rehabilitation

For more information, please call 304-526-2529

Cardiac rehabilitation helps cardiac patients recover quickly, improve their overall physical and mental functioning and regain their independence after a cardiac event or procedure. Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is medically supervised and consists of individualized exercise prescriptions, educational sessions and risk factor management.

Core components of the program include patient assessment, cardiovascular exercise, nutritional counseling, tobacco cessation, stress management and risk factor modification. Our staff works with you, combining elements of education, counseling and exercise to develop an individualized therapeutic plan of care.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program consists of one-hour sessions that meet three days per week for about 12 weeks, with the goal of helping you to improve your heart function, maintain a healthy body weight, manage hypertension, improve your ability to live with stress, increase your family's ability to cope with heart disease and enhance social adjustments and functioning. The program also helps you to:

  • Decrease your risk of heart disease
  • Decrease your symptoms of heart disease
  • Decrease anxiety and depression
  • Treat cholesterol and lipid abnormalities
  • Increase your tolerance of daily activities
  • Increase your knowledge of your heart problem, your diet, appropriate exercise and prescribed medications
  • Increase the chances of your return to employment
  • Objectively measure exercise tolerance without significant cardiovascular complications

Program fees are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies. A referral from your physician is required. Acceptable diagnoses for participation in our program include:

  • Myocardial Infarction (heart attack)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
  • Stable Angina
  • Heart Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (angioplasty/stent placement)
  • Heart Transplant

For your convenience, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is located in the Center for Lung Health at Cabell Huntington Hospital in a free-standing building at 1305 Elm Street next to the helipad.

For more information, please call 304-526-2529.

  • Last updated: 02/04/2014
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