Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehab gym

Whether you are recovering from a cardiac event, have lung problems, or simply wishing to improve your physical fitness, Genesis’ Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program offers specialized rehabilitation programs for patients who have heart and lung diseases. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation provides patients, families, and communities with important resources in the battle against these diseases. Cardiopulmonary 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. Pulmonary rehabilitation helps those with lung problems to experience less difficulty with breathing, increase muscle strength and endurance and improve quality of life.

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

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Phase II is the outpatient component of cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation. During Phase II, emphasis is placed on monitored exercise and continued education specific to your disease process. 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 Cardiopulmonary 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 lung problem.
  • Prepare the patient for long-term commitment to exercise.
  • Understand how to use medications appropriately.
  • Reduce hospitalizations.

To participate in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Phase II classes, physicians must refer participants. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Phase II begins usually begins within one week following discharge from the hospital. Pulmonary Rehabilitation begins upon referral from a pulmonologist. The sessions are 90 minutes in length and meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and may last up to 12 weeks.

The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Phase II Program is located on the first floor of the Genesis Heart Institute building, 1236 East Rusholme Street, Davenport, IA and in Silvis on the Lower Level of the Larson Center, 855 Illini Drive.

Phase III Program

Genesis Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Phase III is a maintenance-based exercise and education program. Spouses are encouraged to attend. In addition, the program is an excellent preventive program. 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 program. Genesis’ professionally trained staff supervises the Phase III 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.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Phase III is located on the first floor of the Genesis Heart Institute building, 1236 East Rusholme Street, Davenport, IA.

Although Pulmonary Rehabilitation can't cure your lung disease, it can be of great benefit and you may notice improved breathing effort and fewer breathing problems. Pulmonary Rehabilitation allows you to make the most of the limited lung function you have.

Insurance and Fees

Based on your diagnosis, Medicare and most insurance plans cover Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Phase II. Medicare and other insurance plans generally do not cover Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Phase III.

Our staff will work with you and your physician to determine the appropriate cardiopulmonary 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 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department, 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 Cardiopulmonary 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. 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.

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Feeling stressed?

  • Genesis has a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Genesis Psychology Associates who can help with cardiopulmonary patients. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed, please reach out to Genesis Psychology Associates at 563-355-2577.

Contact Us

For more information about our cardiac rehabilitation services, please contact:

Davenport, IA


Silvis, IL


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