Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab

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Caring for heart patients doesn't end with surgical intervention and other medical treatments. After a cardiac event or surgery, many patients are prescribed cardiac rehabilitation at Olathe Medical Center's Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab, which includes healthy lifestyle education, a closely monitored exercise program, diet and nutrition counseling, and plenty of encouragement and support.

 

Services at Olathe Medical Center

Olathe Medical Center’s comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program is designed to help patients with heart disease return to productive lives after surgery. Our three-step program combines exercise and extensive education to help patients and their families better understand the disease and how to recover after surgery. Additionally, the program will show patients how to reduce and control cardiac risk factors, improve cardiovascular fitness and understand the physical and psycho-social aspects of heart disease.

Cardiac Rehabilitation sessions are conducted in a comfortable setting in a suite at Olathe Medical Center. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for exercise and monitoring equipment. The facility also features classroom and private consultation areas.

Olathe Medical Center’s expert staff uses a team approach to guide participants through the Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Participants work with nurses trained in pulmonary physiology as well as respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians, chaplains, pharmacists and social workers.

Phase I

This phase begins while the patient is still in the hospital. Focus during this phase is on regaining strength and basic education of cardiac disease and home care. Following this phase, patients can feel more comfortable returning home and caring for themselves.

Phase II

This phase begins after the patient returns home from hospitalization. The patient will meet with specialists once a week for eight to 12 weeks to work on the patient’s specific needs. This is a progressive exercise phase that is monitored continuously and the patient will receive extensive education that emphasizes risk factor modification, nutrition and stress management for both the patient and family.

Phase III

This ongoing program is designed for patients who have completed phases I and II and whose physician has deemed them at high risk for cardiovascular disease. This phase is a continuation of exercise and learning to make permanent lifestyle modifications.

 

Who Is a Candidate?

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program is designed for patients who have suffered from a recent heart attack or have been diagnosed with angina. The program also caters to those who have undergone open-heart surgery, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, heart valve surgery, coronary angioplasty, steno placement and other coronary interventions.

 

How to Register

Participants in the three-step Cardiac Rehabilitation program must be referred by a physician. For more information, please call 913-791-4222.