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Cardiac Rehab in Watertown

Apr 27, 2021 12:54PM ● By Med Editor

When Carol Pollard started to get short of breath, she was referred to Prairie Lakes Cardiac Rehab. Carol had a valve replacement and qualified for the program. She continues to go because likes the supportive, safe, and clean environment. She writes, 

"The Cardiac Rehab team at Prairie Lakes is just the best!

They are so patient and knowledgeable: they answer questions no matter how many times the questions are asked, they give extra assistance whenever they see it’s needed, and they constantly watch over each patient to be sure everything is going well.

I am always welcomed by friendly and kind staff; they make patients feel like they’re glad to see us and glad that we keep coming back. We continue to be well and get stronger. 

They are so accommodating if schedules or routines need to be changed. The department is kept so sanitized and clean, and the equipment is always in good working order. 

Thank you, Cardiac Rehab Staff!" - Carol Pollard

Cardiac rehabilitation is a four-phase program at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. Our cardiac rehabilitation registered nurses and staff send progress reports to patients’ referring physician.  All participants must be referred by their physician for entry into the program. 

Each phase addresses specific needs, and progression is dependent upon the participant's individual progress.

  • Phase 1: a supervised, electronically-monitored inpatient rehabilitation program. This program is conducted during the patient's hospital stay.

  • Phase 2: a supervised, electronically-monitored outpatient rehabilitation program. This program begins following a patient's release from the hospital and includes three sessions per week.

  • Phase 3: a supervised, unmonitored exercise rehabilitation program. This program helps the participant maintain good health habits, and the exercise schedule is more flexible. This program may last six weeks (three visits per week).

  • Phase 4: a supervised, unmonitored exercise rehabilitation program. This is a maintenance program in which a desired level of exercise is achieved and maintained for life. This program lasts as long as the participant chooses.

For more information about Cardiac Rehab at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, call the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at 605-882-7853.