Cardiac Rehabilitation

    We provide patients and families with a structured program and important resources in the battle against cardiovascular disease. Our program is medically supervised with cardiac-trained nurses and EKG monitoring.

    The goal of the program is to help patients stabilize, slow or even reverse the progression of heart disease. Cardiac rehabilitation is recommended for patients who have, or are recovering from, any of the following conditions:

    • Heart attack (myocardial infarction/MI)
    • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG or open-heart surgery)
    • Cardiac catheterization/angioplasty and stenting
    • Repair/replacement of a heart valve (aorta, mitral)
    • Stable angina
    • Heart failure
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

    Most insurance companies cover the cost of Phase II cardiac rehabilitation; check with your insurance plans for the specifics of your coverage.

    The Phase II program begins upon discharge from the hospital. A physician order is required. The program is tailored to the unique needs of each patient. This may include walking on a treadmill, riding a stationary bicycle or using an arm cycle. During exercise, the team continuously monitors participants' vital signs and heart rate/rhythm. Participants learn to monitor their own breathing, pulse, heart rate/rhythm and exertion levels.

    Phase II participants:

    • Build stamina and strength
    • Increase self-confidence
    • Reduce fear and anxiety
    • Implement lifestyle changes
    • Reduce their risk

    The Phase II program lasts six to 12 weeks. Participants meet for about an hour three days a week.

    For more information about Cardiac Rehab at King's Daughters, talk with your cardiologist, cardiothoracic surgeon or primary care provider, or contact the program directly at (606) 408-8080. The Cardiac Rehab program is located in Suite 430 of Medical Plaza B, 613 23rd St., Ashland.