Conway Regional Cardiac Rehabilitation provides heart patients with a medically supervised environment for exercise and education to help them recover and improve their overall quality of life.
The goal of our program is to help individuals increase their strength and endurance and adapt their lifestyle so they can enjoy many more active years. Admission into Phase I and II of Cardiac Rehab requires a physician's order and takes place at the Conway Regional Medical Center - Therapy Department.
Patients who have or have had:
- Coronary artery bypass graft
- Heart attack
- Angioplasty and/or stent placement
- Heart valve repair or replacement
- Heart or heart-lung transplant
- Stable angina
- Other approved heart-related conditions
The program has three phases:
Cardiac Rehabilitation begins in the hospital, after a procedure. Patients are educated on their heart's function, heart disease and the role of diet and exercise in their recovery. They also begin limited physical activity.
This phase will begin after discharge from the hospital, about two-six weeks after a cardiac event. This medically supervised rehabilitation offers an individualized exercise program, supervised exercise regimine three times a week and regular reporting to the physician. Classes and educational materials are also provided.
Medicare will approve 36 visits of outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation that must be used in the first 12 to 18 weeks of Phase II. Medicare pays 80% of Phase II and Medipak pays the remaining 20% for the listed diagnosis and conditions when a patient has a physician's referral. Many private insurance companies will also pay for Cardiac Rehab.
Phase III is a self pay program offered at the Conway Regional Personal Training Studio. Phase III assists individuals in building their strength and endurance on a more independent basis in addition to learning how to manage their overall heart health.
- Improved cardiovascular and muscular endurance in a supportive, non-threatening environment
- Customized approach to fitness offered in a more private setting, with one-on-one training
- A workout location designed to increase independence
- Rehab is conducted by certified personal trainers who are NSCA Certified Strength and conditioning specialists