Cardiac Rehabilitation

Anyone who has experienced a heart attack or cardiac disease knows how devastating the effects of these conditions can be, but such a setback doesn’t have to be permanent.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs

With the help of Premier Health Cardiac Rehabilitation programs, more and more cardiac patients are returning to healthy, active lifestyles. The assistance of highly trained staff and a wide variety of equipment ensures safe, steady progress as program participants take an active role in improving cardiac function.

The cardiac rehabilitation program is divided into four phases:

  • Phase One begins while the patient is still recovering in the hospital from a cardiac event or surgery. The goal of rehabilitation during this phase is to increase activity and strength through a monitored and structured exercise program.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center

  • Phase Two starts after the patient has returned home. With the physician's permission, the patient will continue as an outpatient while advancing in the recovery plan. Phase two includes an individual assessment, tailored exercise program with individual supervision, cardiac monitoring and education classes. Education classes include:
    • Cardiac risk reduction strategie
    • Developing healthy eating habit
    • Reducing stress
    • Smoking cessation (if needed)

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center

  • Phase Three offers unmonitored group exercise classes supervised by a registered nurse and exercise physiologist - and still requires physician approval. Most medical insurance plans DO NOT cover this program. However, it is offered for a nominal monthly fee.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center

  • Phase Four moves the patient to an independent exercise program in a fitness environment. Medical personnel are available in the center but do not monitor your activities. There is a monthly self-pay fee for this program.

Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital

Physician Expertise

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Content Updated: October 1, 2013

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