Cardiac rehabilitation for the heart
Cardiac rehabilitation in Kansas
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Understanding your heart health after surgery is important to help prevent a heart attack. Cardiac rehabilitation is a monitored exercise program. Our goal is to develop an individualized exercise program that focuses on education and exercise. Care teams at Ascension Via Christi are committed to providing the right care for your heart. We offer cardiac rehabilitation locations in Wichita, Pittsburg and Manhattan, Kansas.
Manage your recovery with cardiac rehabilitation
Your health is our priority. Our care teams listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a cardiac rehabilitation plan that promotes a safe and faster recovery. Our nurses and exercise physiologists specialize in strengthening your heart and helping you manage your symptoms.
Cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of your recovery from a heart attack and can help prevent another one. Our program can help improve your quality of life, reduce heart risk factors, and help you do the activities you enjoy.
During your cardiac rehabilitation sessions, our care team works with you to address:
- Current lifestyle
- Health concerns
We provide care for the whole person to help improve your emotional and physical health. Our care team provides a psychosocial assessment and other tests to monitor your progress.
Participating in cardiac rehabilitation
A doctor's referral is required to participate in the program. Medicare Part B and other private health insurance plans provide a covered benefit for participating in general or intensive cardiac rehabilitation.
Ask your heart doctor if you are a candidate for cardiac rehabilitation. Your care plan is based on your heart condition and recent heart surgery or procedure, 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
Program features and benefits
Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation can help accelerate your recovery and keep your heart healthy. Our program emphasizes:
- Controlling weight and improving cholesterol levels.
- Creating healthy lifestyle habits and managing stress.
- Increasing self-confidence.
- Reducing your symptoms and helping to prevent another cardiac event.
- Returning to work and activities of daily living.
- Strengthening and conditioning your heart and lungs.
- Understanding your medications and how to manage your heart condition.
Exercise options after completing the program
Ascension Via Christi offers a wellness program with the goal to provide a safe place (virtually or in-person) for adults with chronic heart and lung disease. We provide exercise classes along with access to the gym.