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Cardiac Rehab

707 S UNIVERSITY AVE \ BEAVER DAM WI 53916 \ 920-356-6526

The Caring Hearts at MMC-BD

What are the Benefits of Cardiac Rehab?

Beaver Dam Community Hospital cardiac rehab patient on a stationary bike while a provider looks onCardiac Rehab offers many benefits. It can improve your ability to carry out activities of daily living, reduce your heart disease risk factors, improve your quality of life, improve your outlook and emotional stability and increase your knowledge of your disease and how to manage it.

In addition, exercise in a carefully monitored setting allows the patient to recover their function as quickly as possible.

Who Needs Cardiac Rehab?

You may benefit if you have experienced:

  • Heart attack
  • Chest pain/angina
  • Angioplasty or stent procedure
  • Bypass surgery
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplant
  • Cardiomyopathy

Our Cardiac Rehab Programs

Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

When it's a sign of a bigger problem, leg pain means something more than you think. When you have PAD, or Peripheral Artery Disease, the pain, weakness and fatigue you’re suffering can lead to non-healing sores, stroke and heart attack. BDCH is now offering SET PAD, PAD treatment from a trained team of professionals customized to not only relieve your leg pain, but to stop the disease’s progression.

Call your physician today to discuss SET PAD: 920-356-6526


Outpatient (Phase II) Cardiac Rehab

The outpatient program begins after you are discharged from the hospital. Patients must have underwent bypass surgery, stent or PCI placement, valve replacement or repair, cardiac transplant, or suffered from a myocardial infarction to quality for rehab. 

Classes located in the Beaver Dam Community Hospital Rehabilitation Department are held three times a week for approximately eight weeks. Our outpatient program consists of:

  • Heart rate, blood pressure and telemetry monitoring
  • Personal cardiovascular and strengthening exercise program
  • Home exercise guidelines
  • Preparation for return to work and home activities
  • Educational classes designed to identify and reduce cardiac risk factors
  • Up to date reports to your primary physician or cardiologist

Maintenance and Prevention (Phase III)

Our maintenance program is designed to be a long-term supervised exercise program. Many former Phase II patients join to maintain their exercise routine. The program consists of:

  • Supervised exercise
  • Monitored blood pressure and heart rate
  • Telemetry monitoring up to twice a month
  • Education classes
  • Health screenings
  • Up-to-date reports to your primary care provider or cardiology

The maintenance prevention program is held in the BDCH Rehab Department.

How Can I Start?

If you feel you qualify and could benefit from one of these three programs, speak to your doctor.  A doctor’s referral is required to attend all cardiac rehab programs.

You or your doctor can call the BDCH Cardiac Rehabilitation Department with any question at 920-356-6526.