Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to optimize a cardiac patient’s physical, psychological and social functioning.
Baptist Health Cardiac Rehabilitation has been in operation since 1979. We take a team approach which includes the referring physician, dietitian, pharmacy staff, diabetic educator, the Cardiac Rehabilitation nurses, exercise physiologists and you. The involvement of these professionals is evidence of our commitment to provide the highest quality care for each patient and his or her family.
You will engage in a supervised exercise program while on a heart monitor. Licensed staff members are available at all times in the event you need emergency medical treatment.
Some of the benefits include strengthening and conditioning of your heart and lungs, controlling your weight, lowering your total cholesterol levels, understanding your medications, recognizing signs and symptoms of heart disease and when to seek medical attention and providing emotional support for you and your family.
The duration of your visits will depend on your risk factors and assessment done by the cardiac rehabilitation staff. Most patients usually qualify for 12-36 visits. The time allowed to complete these sessions is usually dictated by your insurance company.
Since 1998, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has certified programs in order to recognize programs that were meeting the standards put forth in the published Guidelines for Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program of Baptist Medical Center South has met the strict standards and been awarded certification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Entrance to the program will require a physician referral. If you feel you could benefit from our services, discuss the program with your physician and request a referral.
For more information call, (334) 286-3410. We can contact your physician for you.
2119 East South Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36116