What is Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Hermann Area Disrict Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed to assist patients with heart disease recover and return to more productive lives.  The program combines exercises and education programs to benefit individuals who have experienced:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Coronary Bypass surgery
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Stable Angina
  • Heart Transplant
  • Post Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Other Related Cardiovascular Disease


The program is implemented by a team of professionals in consultation with your referring physician. This team includes:


-Referring Physician

-Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation

-Registered Nurses

-Physical Therapists

-Registered Dietician


You may have already begun Phase I Cardiac Rehabilitation during your inpatient hospitalization which may include sitting up in bed, walks in the hallways, and range of motion exercises with your arms and legs.


Phase II - begins soon after discharge from the hospital.  Depending on your diagnosis, insurance usually covers at least a percentage of the program.


Phase III - begins after Phase II, or when deemed medically appropriate.  This program is not covered by insurances and would be self-pay.


Phase II Facts

During the weeks you attend Cardiac Rehabilitation, we will be scheduling educational classes with you.


Exercise sessions are one hour long and are scheduled with program personnel.  You will be expected for exercise on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.  To achieve the maximum benefit from the program, you must attend regularly.  We encourage you to reschedule your sessions rather than miss your workout.  If you are unable to attend an exercise session, please let a staff member know so other arrangements can be made.


When dressing for exercise sessions, think comfortable.  Wear good, rubber soled athletic type shoes and loose fitting clothes.  You may want to consider layers to allow you to adjust your body temperature according to room temperature and your body temperature.


The staff will contact your insurance company and will inform you of your benefits.


All charges will be billed through Hermann Area District Hospital billing department.  The bills will first be sent to your insurance company and if any balance remains after the insurance company had paid its portion, you will receive a bill.


Notify staff if you have a blood test or stress test scheduled, so we may obtain copies of the results.

Education Includes:

Heart Healthy Nutrition

Daily nutrition needs for lowering fat and cholesterol in the diet.

Exercise for Heart Health

Discusses the general benefits of exercise for health.

Heart to Heart

Discussion on how the heart works.

All Stressed Out and No Place To Go

Relationship between stress and Coronary Artery Disease.