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Our patients benefit from a network of rehabilitation services throughout western Wisconsin and Minnesota.
A program of:
You need a referral from your health care provider to begin cardiac rehabilitation.
To schedule an appointment,
Cardiac rehabilitation works with people who have had a myocardial infarction (heart attack), angina pectoris (chest pain), coronary artery bypass surgery, valve replacement, or coronary angioplasty.
Each individual's risk factors are assessed to develop a personal prevention plan. Patients then learn how to exercise for their heart.
The Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's cardiac rehab staff look at each person's health risks as we personalize a plan to help prevent future problems. A main part of this plan is reconditioning the heart through a two-phase exercise program:
Owatonna Hospital's cardiac rehab program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification means our program meets or exceeds national care standards.
Our registered cardiac rehab nurses work with each participant and his or her loved ones to achieve these goals:
The Phase 2 program includes comprehensive education on topics like these:
In addition to rehabilitation, our cardiac
stress testing services support effective diagnosis and treatment.
Source: Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Cardiac Rehabilitation
Reviewed by: Linda Hoffman, certified occupational therapist, manager of Owatonna Hospital's Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
First Published: 08/02/2002
Last Reviewed: 08/30/2009