About Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab
Caring for heart patients doesn’t end with surgical intervention and other medical treatment.
After a heart attack or surgery, many patients are prescribed cardiac rehabilitation at Olathe Medical Center (OMC) or Miami County Medical Center (MCMC), designed to help patients with heart disease return to productive lives. The program includes healthy lifestyle education, a closely monitored exercise program, diet and nutrition counseling, and plenty of encouragement and support. Cardiac Rehabilitation sessions are conducted in a comfortable setting inside of OMC and MCMC. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art exercise and monitoring equipment and feature classroom and private consultation areas.
Patients work with nurses trained in pulmonary physiology, as well as respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians, chaplains, pharmacists and social workers. A physician referral is required. For more information about cardiac rehab at OMC, please call 913-791-4222. For more information about cardiac rehab at MCMC, please call 913-294-6720.
A Phased Approach to Recovery
This phase begins while the patient is still in the hospital. Focus during this phase is on regaining strength and basic education of cardiac disease and home care. Following this phase, patients can feel more comfortable returning home and caring for themselves.
This phase begins after the patient returns home from hospitalization. The patient will meet with specialists once a week for eight to 12 weeks to work on the patient’s specific needs. This is a progressive exercise phase that is monitored continuously and the patient will receive extensive education that emphasizes risk factor modification, nutrition and stress management for both the patient and family.
This ongoing program is designed for patients who have completed phases I and II and whose physician has deemed them at high risk for cardiovascular disease. This phase is a continuation of exercise and learning to make permanent lifestyle modifications.
Who Is a Candidate?
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program is designed for patients who have suffered a recent heart attack or have been diagnosed with angina. The program also caters to those who have undergone open-heart surgery, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, heart valve surgery, coronary angioplasty, steno placement and other coronary interventions.
How to Register
Participants in the three-step Cardiac Rehabilitation program must be referred by a physician. For more information about cardiac rehab at OMC, please call 913-791-4222. For more information about cardiac rehab at MCMC, please call 913-294-6720.