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The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs follow specific guidelines for exercise in keeping with the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Southeast Hospital was awarded Program Certification for its Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Certification recognizes those programs rigorously reviewed by a national board and found to meet exacting standards of care. The Hospital's program is one of just three ACCVPR-certified programs in the region.

At Southeast, a three-phase inpatient/outpatient Cardiac Rehab program is tailored to meet the individual needs of patients with cardiac disease and patients recovering from a heart attack, a stent implant or heart bypass, valve or transplant surgery.

The outpatient phase of Southeast's Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab program includes a monitored program of exercise and informative, beneficial classes about risk factor reduction and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

What's involved in Cardiac Rehab?
Through supervised exercise, education and support programs, Southeast's Cardiac Rehabilitation team provides individualized care to help patients accept their conditions, overcome fears, and make appropriate lifestyle changes. Our Cardiac Rehab specialists, trained by some of the nation's leading Cardiac Rehab experts, tailor each rehab program to meet the individual patient's unique needs.

Phase I:
The initial phase of Southeast's Cardiac Rehab program begins during the time the patient is hospitalized recovering from a heart-related problem or surgery.

Phase II:
The second phase of the program incorporates a 12-week monitored exercise program and educational sessions on topics such as cardiac risk factors, stress management and low-fat eating. A supermarket tour in Phase II helps participants learn how to shop “heart smart.”  Patients attend, on an outpatient basis, exercise sessions one to three times per week. Program participants use treadmills, arm ergometers, stationary bicycles, seated steppers, and weights under the supervision of RNs and exercise physiologists who help them attain cardiovascular fitness.

Phase III:
This phase is a continuation of Phase II activities, but patients do not wear a cardiac monitor and it is self paid.

Pulmonary Rehab
Southeast's Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Southeast's Pulmonary Rehab program helps individuals limited by pulmonary disease or lung surgery. While there is no cure for pulmonary disease, Pulmonary Rehab can help reduce hospitalizations, preserve breathing capacity, and improve quality of life.

Satellite Cardiac Rehab
Phase II Cardiac Rehab patients who live near Dexter or Sikeston, MO may participate in a satellite rehab programs at Missouri Southern Healthcare or Missouri Delta Medical Center. An RN is present at the satellite and electrocardiogram monitoring performed at the Dexter facility is transmitted to Southeast's Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Department where it can be observed by Southeast's Cardiac Rehab staff.