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Billings Clinic Cardiac RehabGetting Started

Call us to schedule your cardiac rehab appointment or to arrange a consultation with a program closest to your home.

406-247-6431 or
1-800-332-7156 ext. 6431

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 rehabilitation 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 and what can I expect?

  • Customized exercise program designed specifically for you to strengthen your heart health
  • Supervised by a team of nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory therapists and physicians
  • Heart health education provided by our care teams including 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 1 hour
  • Family and patient support available

Why is cardiac rehab important?

Billings Clinic Cardiac Rehab Importance

Cardiac rehab offers many benefits beyond just helping you get back to work and recreation with your loved ones. It also improves strength and endurance and helps set a track for you to:

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Promote weight loss
  • Decrease high blood pressure
  • Improve blood sugar control
  • Support smoking cessation
  • Reduce stress
  • Manage depression and anxiety
  • Promote wellness through lifestyle changes

What is the cost of cardiac rehab?

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
  • Heart failure

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John R. Burg MD Cardiac Center

For an appointment or for more information: 406-238-2000 or 1-800-332-7156

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