Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation

What is Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation?

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation certification seal

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is an outpatient medically supervised program aimed to improve your cardiovascular health if you have experienced a heart attack, a heart condition, heart surgery or angioplasty.

At Memorial, we believe undergoing a heart event does not have to stop you from living your life to the fullest. Our outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to rehabilitate your heart, prevent any further heart injuries and give you your life back.

Our comprehensive approach emphasizes:

  • Patient- and family-centered goal setting
  • Heart disease management education
  • Exercise prescription and therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Stress management
  • Risk factor modification, such as blood sugars, cholesterol levels, blood pressure and/or body weight management
  • Tobacco cessation

Our outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.

Cardiac Conditions Treated

You would benefit from cardiac rehabilitation if you have been diagnosed with any of the following:

  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Heart Attack (myocardial infarction)
  • Coronary Angioplasty or Stenting
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and other Open Heart Surgeries
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
  • Other heart conditions

How does cardiac rehabilitation benefit you?

anthony encouraging patient on treadmill 

Recent studies have shown that people who have completed a cardiac rehabilitation program have:

  • 47% lower risk of death
  • 31% lower risk of a heart attack
  • increase in their life expectancy by 5 years

Other important benefits include:

  • Improving stamina and strength
  • Relief of chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Returning to activities, including work, hobbies and regular exercise regimens
  • Learning to eat healthier and manage stress better
  • Achieving a healthier body weight
  • Improving confidence and feelings of well-being
  • Reducing feelings of anxiety or depression
  • Improving blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels
  • Stopping or even reversing blood vessel damage in your heart

People who have completed Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation have shown:

  • An average of 97% increase in intensity of physical activity
  • 96.8% had optimal blood pressure control
  • 92.9% quit smoking
  • Significant decrease in anxiety and depression
  • Quick return to activities, including work, hobbies and regular exercise regimens

Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation Team

Our compassionate, dedicated and collaborative team approach provide more than an exceptional service, but a life-changing experience. Our multidisciplinary team consists of:

  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Clinical exercise physiologists
  • Registered dietician
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Patient financial services representatives
  • Behavioral health resources
  • Social services resources
  • Tobacco cessation resources

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Guidelines

Our cardiac rehabilitation program follow guidelines and regulations set forth by:

What You Can Expect From Each Session

therapist with tablet monitoring patient using light weights

Cardiac rehabilitation is not just exercise, but an experience. You will be given an individualized treatment plan and will exercise alongside other people with similar conditions. This social approach allows for a supportive, encouraging and motivating atmosphere.

Each session will include:

  • EKG monitoring
  • Vitals monitoring
  • Individualized exercise plans based on your specific goals. Exercises consist of:
    • Cardiovascular (aerobic) training
    • Mobility (flexibility and agility) training
    • Resistance (strength) training
    • Posture/gait training
    • Balance/stability training
  • Cardiac disease management education
  • Daily session reports
  • Monthly progress reports to your physician

At completion of the program, you will be empowered with the tools you gained, confident in living an active and healthy lifestyle, and enjoying the activities that mean the most to you.

Does my insurance cover cardiac rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation is covered by Medicare and most healthcare insurance companies.

The number of sessions authorized may vary based on diagnosis but are typically covered for up to 36 sessions. As a courtesy, our patient financial service representatives will verify your insurance benefits and eligibility and help you get started.

Contact Us

Memorial Hospital West
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
703 North Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Phone: 954-844-7125

Memorial Regional Hospital
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
300 Hollywood Way
Hollywood, FL 33021

Phone: 954-265-5800