Whether it’s recovering from a heart attack, or maintaining a healthy heart, the Parkview Heart Institute can help you achieve success. The Cardiac Rehabilitation staff can assist you in improving and sustaining your physical and emotional well-being. At the Parkview Heart Institute Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, we want you to feel better faster, return to your usual activities, reduce your risk of future heart problems, and live a longer, fuller life.
You can contact the Cardiac Rehabilitation staff at (260) 373-3960. Effective March 17, the phone number will change to (260) 266-2290, with the opening of Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Phases of Rehab
Cardiac rehabilitation starts in the hospital, just a few days after a patient has recovered from a heart attack or bypass surgery. In this period of rehabilitation, called Phase I, specialists from Parkview Heart Institute’s rehab unit come to the patient’s room and begin walking with them.
Phase II cardiac rehabilitation typically starts two to three weeks after patients leave the hospital and lasts one to three months, depending on the severity of the heart problem. Patients usually come to the rehab unit three times a week for an hour of personalized counseling, exercise and classes. Exercise specialists and dieticians who specialize in cardiac rehabilitation answer questions about medications, monitor exercise progress and work with patients on nutrition counseling.
Phase III offers a way to exercise on your own at the PHI Cardiac rehab center which is a supervised area. You can get blood pressure checks at your request. This is an affordable alternative to joining a fitness center or purchasing equipment. For more information on phase III call (260) 373-3960. Effective March 17, the phone number will change to (260) 266-2290.