Cardiac Rehabilitation

This program is designed for those individuals, who have completed a Phase II Cardiac Rehab program and for those at high risk of heart disease and diabetes. Participants engage in three exercise sessions per week under supervision of an exercise physiologist. All participants will be monitored throughout their exercise sessions.

People using the gym and a guy in focus on a pedal bike

Available exercises & equipment:

  • Stretching and flexibility
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Treadmills
  • AirDyne bicycles
  • Rowing
  • NuStep
  • Stair Master stair climbers
  • Strength training with BodyMaster machines or dumb-bell free weights
  • Blood pressure, heart rate, exercise mode, intensity, and duration are monitored

Supervised exercise sessions are:

  • Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:30am – 8:00am
  • Mon., Wed., Fri., 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Who should consider Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Anyone recovering from:

  • Heart attack
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Heart valve replacement
  • Heart transplant
  • Angina
  • Angioplasty or Stenting
  • Other heart problems will be evaluated individually to determine eligibility.

What are the benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation?

  • Increased muscular endurance and strength
  • Diminish fatigue
  • Lower heart rate
  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Reduce body fat (assist in weight control)
  • Reduce stress and tension
  • Improve sleep patterns
  • Increase strength in heart muscle fibers (Increases the efficiency of the heart)
  • Reduce the risk of a fatal heart attack
  • Increase your high density lipoprotein levels (HDL) – good cholesterol
  • Decrease your low density lipoprotein levels (LDL) – bad cholesterol
  • Decrease triglyceride levels
  • Increase basal metabolic rate – burn more calories
  • Increase max VO2
  • Feel good and look good (increased sense of well being)
  • Improve yourself image (Improves self-confidence)
  • Increases knowledge of cardiac diseases, diet and risk factors

What does the Cardiac Rehab Program Offer?

  • Initial interview with the cardiac rehabilitation exercise physiologist who will carefully evaluate your needs and recommend an individualized program that will work for you
  • Personal, supervised, exercise sessions while vital signs are monitored
  • Diabetes Education / Counseling (individual sessions assisting with life-style changes)
  • Stress Management
  • Assistance in developing a safe home exercise program
  • Encouragement and support from the staff and other patients
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling 

Man on a treadmill being monitored

How do I enroll?

If you are interested in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, speak with your physician. A physician's referral is necessary for admittance into the program. For your convenience, referral forms are provided below:

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You can have these referral forms faxed to us at (304) 293-2971. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please feel free to contact the Human Performance Lab at (304) 293-5497.

Is this covered by my insurance?

The Human Performance Lab does not submit claims to insurance companies. The fees of the program have been set to provide coverage for the center without being a burden to the participant. A detailed bill will be mailed to you based on your exercise program and billing options; some participants choose to mail the bill to their insurance companies themselves in order to receive reimbursement. Our laboratory staff will be happy to discuss fees and help you determine if insurance coverage would be possible

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