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Which Rehab Program is right for you?

The following Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab programs were developed by Rice Memorial Hospital to fulfill a community need for ongoing exercise programs under the benefits of medical supervision. Each of these programs is designed to help people with cardiovascular or pulmonary disease recover faster so that they can lead full and productive lives.

How do you sign up for a program?

Talk to your doctor to see which Cardiac Rehab program is right for you. (Note, the maintenance exercise class, "Happy Hour for Your Heart," does not require a doctor's order. You may contact us directly to join this fitness class.)

Download "A Medical Professional's Guide to Cardiovascular Health & Rehabilitation at Rice Memorial Hospital""

  • Phase 2 Rehab
  • Happy Hour for Your Heart
  • Pulmonary Rehab
  • PAD Program

Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabpt

Our Phase 2 program includes education and support in addition to an exercise prescription that is telemetry monitored, closely supervised, and consists of multiple training modes.

This program is for people who have had:

  • a heart attack or angina episode
  • angioplasty, and/or stent
  • valve replacement or valve repair surgery
  • coronary bypass surgery
  • heart and/or lung transplant

Happy Hour for Your Heart - Maintenance
Exercise Classes
cardiac pt

Want to start exercising, but wonder how to start? Start here with our monitored, independent exercise classes for people just like you.

Happy Hour for Your Heart is for people who may be:

  • ready to improve their overall health, and would like a supportive and educational environment
  • at risk for heart disease
  • overweight

It may also be right for people who have:

  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • not exercised in a long time
  • Diabetes
  • a family member with heart disease

Friendly and expert staff, who are trained in Cardiac Rehab and Disease Prevention, supervise each exercise session to help you:

  • check blood pressure and heart rate, and consult with you about what the numbers mean
  • learn the best choices and changes you can make to be healthy
  • meet your exercise and health goals
  • administer heart monitoring by EKG as appropriate or needed
  • use the latest in exercise machines
  • feel better, stronger, healthier
  • balance stress, lose weight

It is a good fit for people who enjoy small group, personal attention.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Pulmonary Rehabiliation is much more than an exercise program. It is an educational experience that helps you better understand your lung disease.

You''ll learn how to exercise and do activities with less shortness of breath for your lung condition. Pulmonary Rehab can help you maintain, and even improve, your quality of life.

It is also for newly diagnosed patients with:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema

Peripheral Arterial Disease Rehabilitationpatients

For people who experience leg pain, everyday activities such as walking the dog or picking up the mail can be difficult.

In peripheral arterial disease (PAD), the arteries carrying blood to the legs are affected. As the PAD becomes more severe, not enough oxygen-rich blood reaches the legs and pain develops when walking. This painful condition is called intermittent claudication.

The PAD program at Rice is for people who have intermittent claudication, and/or, have undergone a procedure to treat PAD (i.e. femoral bypass surgery or stenting).

Participants receive exercise therapy, as well as education and support for PAD. Exercise therapy is usually twice per week, consisting of a warm-up, 30 minutes of exercise, followed by a cool down. The exercise prescription you receive from the cardiac staff is indvidually written to meet your needs. Your heart rate is monitored, and weight, exercise data, and progress are recorded at each session.

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