Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II and III/Cardiac Services
Cardiac rehabilitation begins as you recover from a heart attack or heart surgery. You may come from another hospital after your surgery, but once you are home, Meeker Memorial Hospital (MMH) offers a Phase II program. Here you can count on caring staff to monitor your exercise and provide education to you three times a week for 6 to 12 weeks-close to home. Your team of an exercise physiologist, nurses, dietitian and support staff who will get you on the road to recovery.
Phase III is the continuation of this rehabilitation program. Phase III can also be a beginning point if you are at risk for coronary disease or have another type of heart condition.
Making positive lifestyle changes with your physical and emotional well-being in mind is the goal of these programs. When you graduate, you can join others in the Focus on Healthy Living Community Program meetings.
EKG Interpretation/Stress Tests for Your Heart
Our treadmill stress tests and diagnostic monitoring techniques assist physicians in the early diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Specialized heart testing helps your physician better detect heart disease. You can have a stress echocardiogram or a cardiolite stress test that combine diagnostic ultrasound or nuclear scans of your heart with a monitored treadmill test.
The adenosine cardiolite nuclear scan is another specialized test that does not require you to walk on a treadmill and gives your doctor a closer, more exact look at your heart, all done at MMH on a scheduled basis. During these procedures, you will be monitored by a physician and a cardiac care registered nurse.