Cardiac RehabilitationCall 812-283-2208
The Heart Center at Clark Memorial Health offers a continuum of care to help you recover from a heart condition or to prevent a problem from occurring.
Cardiac rehabilitation helps you strengthen your heart, reduce your risk of further heart problems, and return to an active lifestyle. It is an outpatient program for patients with heart disease that focuses on healthy lifestyle changes. Tailored to meet individual needs, it combines exercise with dietary and health education in a supportive environment.
Our cardiac rehab services are conveniently located at Clark Memorial Health and include 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.
Qualifications for Cardiac Rehab
Cardiac rehabilitation requires a physician referral. You may qualify for cardiac rehab services if you have experienced one or more of the following:
- Recent heart attack
- Coronary bypass surgery (CABG)
- Valve surgery
- Balloon angioplasty/coronary stent
- Stable chronic heart failure
- Stable angina
Medicare and most private health insurance plans cover most or all of the cost of cardiac rehab. Contact your insurance representative if you have questions. If you wish to self-pay, we can arrange a payment plan based on your needs.
Our Personalized Approach
Our cardiac care team works with you to develop a plan of care tailored to your specific risk factors and needs. A dietitian provides nutritional counseling, and an exercise specialist will individualize your rehab and home exercise programs.
Fitness for Life Program
Supervised, EKG monitored exercise plays a key role in cardiac rehab. It’s a smart, safe way to strengthen your heart and reduce your risk of future problems. Exercise also lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and keeps you feeling and looking good! Our health education sessions cover a variety of topics, including heart anatomy, stress management, heart medications and more. Patients complete cardiac rehabilitation prepared to maintain positive changes and live life to the fullest.