Cardiac rehabilitation not only aids in short-term recovery, but also ensures long-term health. Developing an exercise program will help you regain strength, energy and confidence, as well as relieving stress and anxiety. It may also aid in weight loss, decrease cholesterol levels in the blood and regulate blood glucose levels, all of which can improve quality of life.
Phase II will begin shortly after you are discharged from the hospital. For most patients, this outpatient exercise and education program takes place at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
The TMH cardiac rehab team includes registered nurses, registered dietician, healthcare psychologist and exercise specialists who work with your personal physician to provide an individualized plan of care.
Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and is overseen by a board-certified physician. We can also coordinate referrals with a registered dietician and/or counselor as needed.
During these monitored sessions, which last approximately one hour, you will increase your heart muscle strength and endurance using equipment like treadmills, stationary bicycles, recumbent steppers and free weights. One educational session will also be offered each week. The program generally lasts between 8-12 weeks.