Here you will learn more about Cardiac Rehabilitation offered at Kansas Medical Center. Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised exercise program with educational opportunities for persons with heart disease or those at risk for heart disease. The program is under the direction of a physician and combines the expertise of several disciplines to best serve participants. The goal is to decrease future heart conditions while improving cardiac symptoms and quality of life.
There are 3 phases of Cardiac Rehab. Phase I starts while you are still in the hospital and is the initial care and rehab provided for recovery. Phase II is outpatient rehabilitation that you begin after returning home from the hospital. This phase is designed to improve physical strength and stamina and assist you in resuming a full and active lifestyle following your heart event. After completing phase II you will enter phase III. Phase III is for individuals who have chronic, stable heart disease. This phase is a maintenance phase which will continue for the rest of your life.
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II begins after your initial illness or hospitalization. Most patients come to sessions three times per week for up to twelve weeks.
Your physician will order guidelines for your rehab according to your specific needs. Your electrocardiogram, blood pressure and symptoms will be monitored by trained staff while you complete various forms of exercise.
The educational sessions are designed to help both patients and their families understand heart disease, risk factors, nutrition, medications and stress management. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions to be answered.
Phase II Cardiac Rehab is prescribed by your doctor if you have a known heart disease or have had a heart procedure or operation including any of the following:
• Heart Attack
• Coronary Artery Disease
• Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
• Heart Valve Surgery
• Coronary Angioplasty or Stenting
• Heart Transplant
• Heart Failure
Participation in cardiac rehab can help you to feel better, be more active and prevent future heart problems.
For other questions about the cardiac rehab program or to schedule an orientation, please call (316) 300-4500
is in the lower level of the KMC Office Plaza, north of
Kansas Medical Center
2237 N. Keystone Cir., Ste. F
Andover, KS 67002