Whether you are recovering from a cardiac event, or simply wishing to improve your physical fitness, Genesis’ Cardiac Rehabilitation Program offers specialized rehabilitation programs for patients who have heart diseases. Cardiac rehabilitation provides patients, families, and communities with important resources in the battle against cardiovascular disease - the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to assist patients with heart disease to recover faster, and return to full and productive lives. It is also a fitness program for people who seek personalized exercise and help in managing healthy lifestyle choices.
Phase I Program
Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase I occurs while a person is hospitalized for a cardiac event or procedure associated with coronary artery disease, valvular disease, or cardiac muscle dysfunction. Staff monitors patients as they gradually progress their activity and exercise performance, early after their event or procedure. The specially trained cardiac rehabilitation staff assist the patient in identifying their cardiovascular disease risk factors and provide education to assist them in making healthy lifestyle choices upon discharge from the hospital.
Phase II Program
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Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II is the outpatient component of cardiac rehabilitation. During Phase II, emphasis is placed on monitored exercise and continued education. Through the program's closely monitored activities, participants regain confidence in their exercise capacity and increase their ability to resume day-to-day activities. Genesis' professional staff works with each participant to individualize their exercise program, allowing them to acheive the maximum benefits of exercise.
Through education on heart disease, modifying risk factors and how to safely exercise, the following goals for Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II are achieved.
- Improve the exercise capacity of the patient in preparation for return to work, and/or a physically active lifestyle.
- Assist the patient and family in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through risk factor modification.
- Improve self-confidence through increased exercise capacity.
- Shorten the patient’s recovery period from their cardiac event or procedure.
- Prepare the patient for long-term commitment to exercise.
To participate in Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II classes, physicians must refer participants. Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II begins usually begins within one week following discharge from the hospital. The sessions are 90 minutes in length and meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and may last up to 12 weeks.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II Program is located on the first floor of the Genesis Heart Institute building, 1236 East Rusholme Street, Davenport, IA 52803.
Who Can Benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Our program is recommended for patients who:
- Are at risk for developing coronary artery disease
- Have angina pectoris
- Are heart surgery patients
- Are post-heart attack patients
Genesis Cardiac Rehabilitation Phased III/IV is a maintenance based exercise and education program for those who have completed Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase I and II following a cardiac event or procedure. Spouses are encouraged to attend. In addition, the program is an excellent preventive program for those individuals who either have heart disease or are at risk for developing heart disease. The American Heart Association has identified the following as risk factors: smoking, high blood pressure, elevated blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, heredity, obesity, diabetes, stress, and lack of regular exercise.
Physician referral is required for admission to the phase III/IV program. Genesis’ professionally trained staff supervises the Phase III/IV participants. Participants are trained to monitor and report his/her own pulse rate during their exercise session. To ensure safety of the participants, appropriate emergency equipment and medications are kept on site at all times.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase III/IV classes are held in the Genesis Gym on the first floor of the Genesis Heart Institute building,
1236 E. Rusholme Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52803.
Insurance and Fees
Based on your diagnosis, Medicare and most insurance plans cover Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II. Medicare and other insurance plans generally do not cover Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase III/IV.
Our staff will work with you and your physician to determine the appropriate cardiac rehabilitation program for your need and help obtain the physician's order. The business office counselors are available to help individuals make payment arrangements.
If you are interested in any of our programs, have questions about fees, insurance coverage, and physician orders, call the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at (563) 421-6991, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to improve your quality of life.
Cardiac Team and Program
Genesis Medical Center provides a professional team of registered nurses, exercise specialists, dieticians, chaplains, diabetic educators, and social workers. Working together with you and your physician, they will design an individualized program to meet your specific fitness goals.
Genesis’ Cardiac Rehabilitation Program was among the first programs in the country to be certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) in 1999, and has successfully completed recertification reviews every three years by the national board. The AACVPR is a national, multi-disciplinary association dedicated to the improvement of clinical practice, promotion of scientific inquiry, and advancement of education for the benefit of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals and the patients they serve.
How to Enroll
A doctor’s order is required for Cardiac Rehabilitation. Our staff will work with you and your physician to determine the program appropriate for your need.
If you are interested in any of our programs, please call us at 563-421-6991. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to improve your quality of life.
It is important to be your own best health advocate. A good way to do that is by committing to routine physical exams and diagnostic tests as often as is recommended by your cardiac specialist. Early detection of heart disease is important for effective treatment.