- Cardiac RehabilitationJohn R. Burg MD Cardiac Center
- To Make an Appointment:
801 N. 29th St.
Billings, MT 59101
If you recently survived a heart attack, had heart surgery (bypass or valve), have recently undergone placement of a stent or angioplasty, or have been diagnosed with heart failure, it is essential to enroll in outpatient cardiovascular rehabilitation (cardiac rehab). It is your next step in a successful recovery. Participation can also help reduce your risk for future cardiac events by learning ways to keep your heart healthy and to manage cardiac risk factors.
Tailored Specifically for You
The exercise program is tailored specifically for your individual needs and fitness level. Through supervised exercise, encouragement and support, cardiovascular rehab can help you improve your over-all level of physical conditioning, regain your confidence and strength and provide you with the motivation and encouragement needed to make positive life-style choices.
What is cardiovascular rehabilitation (cardiac rehab) and what can I expect?
- Customized exercise program designed specifically for you to strengthen your heart
- Supervised by a team of nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory therapists, and physicians
- Heart health education provided by a team of nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians, and counselors
- Any health concern will be reported to your physician
- Meets 2-4 days per week. Both the exercise and education classes last approximately an hour.
- Family and patient support
Why is Cardiac Rehab Important?
- Cardiac rehab can stabilize, slow or even reverse the progression of heart disease
- Speeds up the recovery process
- Improves strength and endurance
- Enables quicker return to work and recreational activities
- Reduces cardiovascular risk factors such as:
- lowers cholesterol
- promotes weight loss
- decreases blood pressure
- improved blood sugar control
- supports smoking cessation
- reduces stress
- helps manage depression
- Promotes wellness through lifestyle changes that are essential for prevention of future heart-related events
What is the cost?
- Insurance coverage varies and will need to be addressed on an individual basis
- Common diagnoses that insurance (and Medicare) typically cover include: heart attack, open-heart surgery, angioplasty and/or stenting, stable angina, and heart failure
How do I get started?
Please call us to schedule your cardiac rehab appointmentor to arrange an appointment with a program closest to your home. 406-247-6431 or 1-800-332-7156, ext. 6431.