Cardiac Rehabilitation


Cardiac Rehabilitation is the process by which persons with or at risk of cardiovascular disease may be restored to and maintained at their best physical, emotional, social, and vocational levels. Putnam General Hospital, Navicent Health Partner offers a Cardiac Rehab Phase II program with supportive medical and allied health staff. This service is specifically designed for you if you have experienced a heart attack, heart valve disease (repair or replacement), controlled chest pain or heart procedures, such as balloon angioplasty, stents, coronary artery bypass surgery or heart transplantation. Our program incorporates education, counseling, and exercise to help you reach your optimal level of well-being and self-sufficiency.

Early outpatient rehabilitation is designed for individuals who have recently experienced a cardiac event and have been discharged from the hospital. Most patients exercise three days per week for a period of 12 weeks. All exercising patients are continuously supervised and monitored for ECG, blood pressure, and heart rate.

The professional cardiac rehabilitation team, along with your personal physician, encourages a reduction of all cardiac risk factors and encourages the development of a healthy lifestyle. The purpose of Cardiac Rehab is to provide positive results for our patients.

The goals of the program are:

Combat progression of cardiac disease.
Improve cardiac efficiency.
Reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Improve resting blood pressure.
Increase work capacity.
Improve psychological and emotional well-being.
Enhance the quality of life.

Ask your physician about a referral for Cardiac Rehabilitation. For more information on Cardiac Rehabilitation, please call us at: 706-923-2149