Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehabilitation

1501 E 10th St
Atlantic, IA 50022


Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4pm


(712) 250-8210

Our Cardiopulmonary "Cardiac" Rehab program is a medically supervised program designed to improve a patient's health after they have experienced a heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty, or heart surgery. Our program is certified through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

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 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 rehab helps you identify and tackle everyday sources of stress.

Why would I go to Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac Rehab helps to strengthen your heart following a heart attack or surgery. It gives you tools you need to better manage your health including help controlling risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol. Cardiac Rehab can lower the chances of having a second heart attack or heart surgery and can reduce the overall risk of dying or having a future cardiac event.

What is Phase 2 Cardiac Rehab?

After experiencing a cardiac event, whether it was a heart attack or a surgical procedure, Phase 2 Cardiac Rehab can help you get back to a healthy, active life. Your personal rehabilitation plan in Phase 2 includes:
• Exercise in a safe environment monitored by medical professionals
• Health assessments from our team
• Educational classes on nutrition, stress management, smoking cessation, lifestyle changes

Getting Started

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

  • Ask your doctor if you are eligible. Our staff can help coordinate the necessary physician referral.
  • In consultation with your medical team, 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.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a supervised medical program that helps people who have lung diseases live and breathe better. You may need pulmonary rehabilitation if you have a lung disease such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Post-COVID shortness of breath. During the program, you will learn exercises and breathing techniques.

What are the benefits?

Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you gain strength, reduce symptoms of anxiety or depression, and make it easier to manage routine activities, work, and outings or social activities that you enjoy.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Program

The Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Program offers a specialized rehabilitation program for individuals diagnosed with a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs. Research shows that regular exercise is the most consistently effective treatment for PAD.

Our professional team of registered nurses work collaboratively with you and your physician. Together, we design an individualized program to meet your specific fitness goals.

Other Services Offered

  • Holter Monitors (24 and 48 hr)
  • Event Monitors (Zio and 30-day Event)
  • Stress Testing- Bruce, Bruce Echo, Dobutamine Echo, Lexiscan, Bruce Cardiolytes
  • Cardioversions with Cardiology