The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford focuses on individuals who have heart disease or who are at high risk for developing heart disease. With your physician's referral, our team of registered nurses and exercise physiologist will establish a personalized program tailored to meet each patient's cardiac rehabilitation needs and capabilities. Patients graduate from the program with improvement in strength and endurance as well as overall health and wellness.
Cardiac rehabilitation patients attend classes three times a week at Texas Health Fitness Center Hurst-Euless-Bedford. The classes concentrate on the strengthening and conditioning of your heart and lungs; as well as other important aspects of daily living, such as healthy eating habits, emotional support, weight control, lower cholesterol, and stress management. Spouses are also encouraged to attend.
The four-phase program includes:
- Phase I, which occurs while registered as an inpatient at the hospital. This program includes cardiac education, assessment of risk factors and individualized progressive activity programs designed to assist the patient in his or her return to daily physical activities.
- Phase II is the physician-referred phase that emphasizes developing a healthy lifestyle plan with specialized exercise and education programs. Patients wear a heart monitor that provides continuous feedback on the body's responses to exercise, promotes safety and indicates appropriate responses for progression. Each patient's physician is updated on his or her progress. The length of the program may depend upon your goals, the progress of your recovery and your physician's recommendation.
- Phase III is available for individuals who have completed the Phase II program. Although heart monitors are not worn during this phase, exercise is supervised and adjusted as necessary.
- Phase IV is available to graduates of Phase II or Phase III programs, within one month of discharge from the cardiac rehabilitation program. Maintenance therapy consists of individualized exercise prescription and physician updates.