Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at Hammons Heart Institute in Springfield is a physician-supervised program that can help improve your symptoms and your heart function. Cardiac rehab has been proven to decrease your chances of a repeat heart attack and improve life expectancy. These benefits last up to five years following participation in a program. You’ll gain confidence as you learn healthy living habits and exercise in a safe, supervised setting. We encourage your spouse or support person to participate with you.
You may receive cardiac rehab if you’ve had a heart attack or heart surgery (or other heart procedures), but we also see people with ongoing heart concerns who want to improve their quality of life and overall health.
Conditions or procedures that may benefit from cardiac and vascular rehab include:
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation is part of Mercy’s heart care program, emphasizing heart healthy living and providing you with the knowledge and power to make appropriate lifestyle changes.
Our team of clinicians will work with your physician to develop an individualized cardiac rehabilitation plan tailored to meet your specific needs and individual health concerns.
There are three phases of Mercy's cardiac rehab program:
Patients who have cardiac risk factors but no history of heart disease may be referred directly into Phase III.
In Mercy cardiac rehab, you’ll:
Conditions or procedures that may benefit from pulmonary rehab include:
Pulmonary rehab has three phases.
All pulmonary rehab programs and services require a physician referral and follow physician orders.
Mercy has several outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation locations throughout southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, staffed by registered nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory therapists, registered dietitians and psychologists.
For more information, call 417.820.3031.
Our programs are certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in both cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Our team is trained with Advanced CardiacLife Support (ACLS). Our facility has emergency medical equipment ready.