Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital - Milwaukee Campus
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Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital - Milwaukee Campus

  • Cancer Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Hospital/Medical Center
  • Imaging
  • Laboratory
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Specialty Care

Address

2301 North Lake Dr
Milwaukee,  WI  53211

Phone

414-585-1000

Appointments

Departments

Cardiac rehabilitation specialists to help your recovery

Ascension Columbia St. Mary's - Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation in Milwaukee, WI provides personalized care for your heart recovery.

Experienced care teams at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee - Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation  in Milwaukee, Wisconsin specialize in cardiac and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation care following heart attack, diagnosis of heart failure, and heart surgery. Our nurses and exercise specialists work with you to help strengthen your heart and lungs and manage your symptoms and recovery. Your care team starts by listening to understand you. Then, we work with you and your doctor to create a cardiac rehabilitation plan that’s right for you. Ongoing, your cardiac rehab is personalized for your specific needs.

When you choose Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee - Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation, you are connected to a supportive care team, including doctors, nurses, exercise physiologists, and dietitians. The team monitors your heart and lifestyle changes to help support your goals. Your care plan may include home exercise programs and nutrition guidelines to help lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and improve your physical health. We also care for your emotional health and provide support to you, your caregivers and family members. 

Cardiac rehab may be recommended for patients who recently had heart surgery or who have been diagnosed with certain conditions such as:  

  • Bypass surgery
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary stent or angioplasty
  • Heart attack
  • Heart transplant or heart pump
  • Heart valve replacement or repair
  • Treatment for angina

A doctor's referral is required to participate in the program. Talk with your doctor if you have questions about whether this program is right for you. 

Cardiac rehabilitation program features and benefits

At Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee - Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation, your doctors, specialists and care team work with you and for you. All your caregivers are communicating and collaborating as a team to create a rehabilitation care plan to help you:

  • Control your weight and improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Create healthy lifestyle habits and manage stress 
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Manage medications to better control your heart condition
  • Reduce symptoms and help prevent heart attack
  • Return to work and daily activities more quickly
  • Strengthen and condition your heart and lungs

Your care doesn’t end after completing your cardiac rehabilitation program. We can also connect you with community fitness and wellness programs. 

Refer a patient to a specialist

Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and develop an individualized care plan. For more information, call 414-291-1000.

Insurance coverage for cardiac rehabilitation

Contact your insurance company if you have questions about your coverage. Medicare Part B and other private health insurance plans may cover cardiac rehabilitation. 

If you are experiencing chest pain, especially in combination with jaw or arm pain, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing, you might be having a heart attack. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.