Cardiac Rehabilitation at Western Baptist Hospital
Western Baptist Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps heart patients recover by minimizing physical complications, improving functional capacity and promoting self-responsibility. It also helps families adjust and provides psychological support to patients during recovery.
To help you reach your optimal level of cardiovascular fitness, we offer individual exercise prescriptions and educational programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The four-phase program includes;
Your physician may request a Cardiac Rehab Phase I program while you are in the hospital. This educational program is designed to teach you about your specific cardiac problem. Physical therapy may provide an exercise regimen specific to patients' needs.
This is a nine-week program that meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Western Baptist Hospital. Each session lasts 90 minutes. This includes one hour of closely monitored exercise and 30 minutes of instruction on risk factor modification. Even though the exercise program is monitored, participants must notify personnel immediately of any discomfort or pain. A special Tuesday/Thursday class is available for people who live a great distance from Paducah or cannot attend the Monday/Wednesday/Friday sessions.
This is a maintenance program for people who have completed Phase II. It is a closely supervised exercise program that meets one hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the hospital. Your heart rhythm will be monitored once every six weeks.
Western Baptist's EECP, or External Enhanced Counterpulsation, is a treatment program for individuals who can no longer benefit from additional surgery or angioplasty. Click here to learn more.
For more information about the Western Baptist Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, phone (270) 575-2741.