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MCH Rehab Center
Cardiac Rehabilitation

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac Rehabilitation is an individualized and personalized treatment plan designed for patients with specific heart conditions. Cardiac Rehab will include evaluation and instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and other health-related areas.

*Recent scientific studies have shown that people who complete a cardiac rehabilitation program can increase their life expectancy by up to five years.

What our program offers...
  • Beginning and maintaining a personalized exercise plan that works for you.

  • Monitoring and improved control of blood pressure, lipids/cholesterol, and/or diabetes.

  • Assessment of your personal risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease.

  • Psychological/stress assessment and counseling.

  • Education and support to make healthy lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, heart-healthy eating, and avoiding tobacco & environmental smoke

Why would a physician refer a patient to cardiac rehab?
If you have one or more of the following diagnoses, you may be eligible to participate:
  • Heart Attack

  • Angina

  • Coronary Artery Angioplasty or Stents

  • Open Heart Surgery such as Coronary Bypass or Valve Surgery

  • Heart Failure

  • Heart Transplantation

What types of exercise are patients expected to do?

A patient's exercise program is individualized according to his or her current physical fitness level, which may be determined through evaluation at the initial visit.

The exercise program will consist of progressive aerobic exercise and strengthening guided by the physical therapist generally 3x/ week for 6-12 weeks. The cardiac nurse will provide continuous monitoring of the heart and vital statistics throughout each treatment.

What does a patient need to do to make rehab successful?
  • A major step towards recovery is getting started in MCH's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

  • Make attending the scheduled sessions a priority.

  • Face risk factors head-on and modify them.

  • Keep a positive attitude.

What are the benefits of cardiac rehab?
  • Live longer and lessen your chances of another heart attack

  • Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath

  • Stop or reverse damage to the blood vessels in your heart

  • Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease

  • Improve your stamina and strength, getting you back to your usual activities, including work, hobbies, and regular exercise

  • Improve your confidence and well-being

Does insurance cover cardiac rehab?

Most insurance plans will cover cardiac rehab, but it is important to check your insurance plan to determine copays or other requirements.


The goal of the Morris County Hospital Rehab Center is to provide quality care with an emphasis on individual, personalized service. Rest assured, our highly trained staff is constantly learning, applying, and practicing the most modern and successful methods in the physical, occupational, and speech therapy fields.

Your return to good health is our common goal.

MCH Rehab Center

Phone: 620.767.6811

Address: 600 North Washington Street, Council Grove, KS 66846

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