Cardiac Rehabilitation

Outpatient (Phase II) Program

Rehabilitation Coordinator: Valerie Pickar, RN
Cardiac Rehabilitation Medical Director: Todd D. Miller, M.D.
Phone: 641-228-6830
Fax: 641-257-4310

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation, as described by the U.S. Public Health Service is a comprehensive, long-term program including medical evaluation, prescribed exercise, cardiac risk factor modification, education and counseling. Phase II refers to outpatient medically supervised programs that are typically initiated 1-3 weeks after hospital discharge and provide appropriate ECG monitoring.

Your physician will sign a doctor's order for you to participate. The cardiac rehabilitation coordinator will contact you to schedule your initial appointment. The sessions are approximately one hour, meeting two days per week. The program usually lasts 12-18 weeks depending on the participant's activity level.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is for men and women of all ages. Participants can benefit if you have had:

  • a recent heart attack
  • recent stable angina
  • recent coronary bypass surgery
  • recent valve repair or replacement
  • recent balloon catheter (PTCA) and/or stent placement
  • recent heart or heart lung transplant

Components of Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

  • Patient Assessment
  • Exercise TrainingEducation/Counseling regarding physical activity, nutritional counseling, lipid management, blood pressure management, weight management, diabetes management, and psychosocial management
  • Facilitating a life-long commitment to exercise and other lifestyle changes

Expected Outcomes of Cardiac Rehabilitation
(American Association of Cardiovascular And Pulmonary Rehabilitation)

  • Reduced symptoms (angina, dyspnea, fatigue)
  • Increased exercise performance
  • Increased knowledge about cardiac disease and its management
  • Enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Improved health-related quality of life
  • Improved psychosocial symptoms (reversal of anxiety and depression)
  • Reduced hospitalizations and use of medical resources
  • Return to work or leisure activities

Phase II (Outpatient) Cardiac Rehabilitation is a service provided and billed by Floyd County Medical Center. Medicare and most major medical insurance carriers will pay a portion of the cost. Each participant should contact his or her insurance company to determine coverage.

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Floyd County Medical Center

800 11th Street

Charles City, Iowa 50616

Phone: 641-228-6830