Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation team use a variety of exercise equipment to help heart patients strengthen their cardiovascular health, including treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent bicycles, stationary bicycles, free weights, and arm ergometers. Cardiac Rehab is usually prescribed for people who have heart disease. 

For information on Clark Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab program, call (812) 283-2208. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., except on holidays.

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Through exercise, you can improve your overall health and heart function, especially if you have or have had:

  • Heart attack
  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary artery bypass (open heart surgery)
  • Stable angina
  • Hypertension
  • Elevated cholesterol level
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

What will I learn?

You will receive information on the following topics:

  • Cardiac risk factors
  • Heart disease and angina
  • Medications
  • Healthy heart diet
  • Reading food labels
  • Sex and heart disease
  • Smoking cessation

For Congestive Heart Failure Patients

Prior to the 6-week eligibility, patients are required to attend 5 weeks of rotating class sessions on Mondays from 6 – 7 pm.

Topics include:

  • Heart failure: dealing with your new diagnosis
  • Heart failure and your diet
  • Heart failure in your medications
  • Heart failure and your lifestyle
  • Heart failure and exercise

All classes are free and will be held in Classroom 3 at Clark Memorial Hospital.

Why Clark Memorial Hospital?

The Heart Center at Clark Memorial Hospital offers a continuum of care to help you recover from a heart condition or prevent a problem from occurring. Our cardiac rehab services are conveniently located at Clark Memorial Hospital and includes a team approach to your care. Our team of cardiologists, registered nurses, dietitians, and social workers can tailor a personalized exercise program that will help you live a healthier lifestyle.

For more information about cardiac rehabilitation, click here.