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The Phelps Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides exercise lifestyle changes to decrease the risk of heart problems, and education for family and participants with heart conditions. These heart conditions can include a heart attack, angina, cardiac stent, heart surgery, angioplasty, and others.

The program is designed to help you learn healthy lifestyle techniques that will prevent progression of coronary artery disease and help recover following a heart attack, cardiac surgery, angina, or congestive heart failure. It will enable learning of new lifestyle habits and build up endurance, strength, and tolerance to activity or exercise.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program earned certification through the AACVPR. This is the only peer-review accreditation process for cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. It demonstrates that our program meets current, essential standards for patient care and identifies our program as a leader in the field. Benefits of AACVPR Program Certification:

  • Certification provides referring physicians with a benchmark to compare cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

  • Certification demonstrates excellence for the State Department of Health surveyors.

  • Insurance companies recognize that performance measures in patient care are part of the essential standards required for AACVPR Certification.

  • Certification gives patients and their family members confidence that the PMHC staff has the experience and skills necessary for adequate care.

  • AACVPR certified programs receive a listing in the AACVPR online program directory, referenced by physicians and patients.

For more information or a personal consultation with the Cardiac Rehabilitation team, call 308-995-2172.