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Heart and Vascular Services

Expert cardiovascular testing and rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

The cardiac rehabilitation program at Wood County Hospital accelerates recovery and enhances the quality of life for individuals with cardiac issues. This supervised program, designed for those who have experienced a cardiac event within the last year, integrates structured exercise, educational counseling, and support. By addressing physical, mental, and social aspects, the program aims to restore patients to a state of wellness equal to or better than their previous condition.

The Wood County Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program offers both Phase II and III rehabilitation programs.   

Phase II takes place after a cardiac event, such as a heart attack or heart surgery. Clients are monitored during each session. It is usually covered by insurance.

Phase III is a maintenance program for patients who have completed Phase II. It is not usually covered by insurance.   

What to expect in the cardiac rehabilitation program   

  • At the first visit, the patient will be oriented to cardiac rehabilitation and receive a nursing assessment
  • Sessions last approximately one hour
  • Sessions consist of medically monitored aerobic activity
  • Heart, vital signs and pulse oximetry (oxygen saturation) are monitored during each exercise session
  • Patients have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced similar events and may take part in the support system the program offers

Making an appointment   

A physician referral is necessary to make an appointment at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. For additional information, please call (419) 354-8850