Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehab

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What is Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac rehabilitation, also called cardiac rehab, is a customized outpatient program at Iron County Medical Center that offers exercise and education. Our program is designed to help you improve your health and recover from a heart attack, other forms of heart disease or surgery to treat heart disease.

Cardiac rehab doesn’t change your past, but it can help you improve your heart’s future.

The goals of cardiac rehabilitation at Iron County Medical Center include:

  • Establishing a plan to help you regain strength
  • Prevent your condition from worsening
  • Reduce your risk of future heart problems
  • Improve your health and quality of life.

Research has found that cardiac rehabilitation programs can reduce your risk of death from heart disease and reduce your risk of future heart problems. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend cardiac rehabilitation programs.


Cardiac Rehab Is A Team Effort

You don’t need to face heart disease alone. Cardiac rehab is a team effort.

You’ll partner with our doctors & cardiac rehab nurse – plus family and friends – to take charge of the choices, lifestyle, and habits that affect your heart.

Why It's Done

Cardiac rehabilitation is an option for people with many forms of heart disease. In particular, you might benefit from cardiac rehabilitation if your medical history includes:

  • Heart attack
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Angioplasty and stents
  • Heart or lung transplant
  • Heart valve repair or replacement

Getting started

Here’s how to get going and make the most of cardiac rehab:

  • Ask your doctor if you are eligible.
  • If you are, have your provider send a referral to our fax at – 573-546-8093
  • We will call you to schedule your consultation to get started!
  • During your consultation with your medical team, we will set goals for your heart health.
  • Work together to create a cardiac rehab plan.
  • Take an active role in your care to achieve your goals.
  • Keep taking your medicines correctly.
  • Call 911 if you experience new or worsening symptoms.

What Does Cardiac Rehab Involve?

Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program designed to improve your cardiovascular health if you have experienced a heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty, or heart surgery. Cardiac rehab has three equally important parts:

  • Exercise counseling and training: Exercise gets your heart pumping and your entire cardiovascular system working. You’ll learn how to get your body moving in ways that promote heart health.
  • Education for heart-healthy living: A key element of cardiac rehab is educating yourself: How can you manage your risk factors? Quit smoking? Make heart-healthy nutrition choices?
  • Counseling to reduce stress: Stress hurts your heart. This part of cardiac rehab helps you identify and tackle everyday sources of stress.

Contact Cardiac Rehab

For Questions or Concerns, please contact


Nichole Pritchett, RN

Cardiac Rehab Coordinator

Office – 573-546-6796


Cardiac Rehab Fax –



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