The Cardiac Rehab program at DRMC is a 12-week exercise program where the patient is closely monitored during the exercise sessions that occur three times per week. The program, which is covered by Medicare, Medical Assistance and most private insurance providers, assists cardiac patients and their families who may be recovering from heart bypass surgery, chronic stable angina (chest pain), heart valve surgery, coronary stenting or balloon angioplasty, heart or lung transplant or myocardial infarction (heart attack). Monitored exercise and strength training, along with educational components (nutrition, heart health, etc.) allow the patient to return to an active, heart-healthy lifestyle.
Our staff of professionals is made up of registered nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists and stress management instructors. The department is certified through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) which ensures that the content and scope of services provided meet the stringent guidelines set forth by the AACVPR. The department also uses guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine. Upon completion, our patients and family members or friends have the option of continuing a regimented exercise program at our facility called Healthy Hearts . This is a maintenance program held two days a week to help persons and their families maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle.