The St. Francis cardiac rehabilitation team works with people who have had a myocardial infarction (heart attack), angina pectoris (chest pain), coronary artery bypass surgery, valve replacement, coronary angioplasty or coronary artery disease. Each person's risk factors are assessed to develop a personal prevention plan, and patients learn how to exercise for their heart health.
Patients in Heart Failure Rehab work with a team of registered nurses and exercise physiologists who communicate closely with your doctor to develop a personal care plan that includes evaluations, individual exercise based on ability, education, and techniques to help you better tolerate exercise. Monitored exercise sessions last 30 to 60 minutes.
A physician referral is required to enroll in the Heart Failure Rehabilitation program. Talk with your doctor or call St. Francis Cardiac Rehab at 952.428.2080 for assistance.
Sessions may or may not be covered by your health plan. If your insurance company does not cover cardiac rehab expenses, ask about inexpensive self-pay programs.
This self-pay program provides ongoing, self-directed exercise in a safe, supported environment. Participants need to be approved for this program by a physician and must demonstrate safe and independent exercise practices.
Prior to your appointment, please print and fill out the cardiac rehabilitation patient intake packet, located here. Make sure to bring your completed packet to your first appointment.