Cordes Outpatient Pavilion
16300 Highway 1085, Covington
For an appointment, call 985-898-3781
St. Tammany Parish Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation is comprised of individualized prescriptive exercise, education and counseling for patients with heart disease. Our staff of certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support registered nurses and masters prepared Clinical Exercise Specialist work with participants to improve cardiovascular health with exercises that increase aerobic capacity, muscle strength and flexibility.
The benefits are numerous, among them:
- Improved exercise tolerance
- Eased symptoms
- Improved blood lipids
- Reduced stress
- Reduced mortality rates
The first phase of St. Tammany Parish Hospital Cardiac Rehab is inpatient, providing education and progressive activity for patients with heart events, procedures or disease.
The second phase is an outpatient program for those with stable angina or for patients one to three weeks after cardiac events such as heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery. Patients wear heart monitors during exercise, and we evaluate their blood pressure. Phase II typically lasts three sessions per week for 12 weeks. Phase II requires a physician’s order and may be covered by insurance. You should confirm coverage with your own plan.
The third phase is a maintenance program for those who have just completed a Phase II program or have two risk factors for heart disease such as smoking, diabetes, obesity, hypertension or high cholesterol that need additional cardiac rehab supervision. Phase III requires a physician’s order and is self-pay.
The final phase is a fitness program for graduates of phases II or III. Participates are considered low risk for problems during exercise. Phase IV requires a physician’s order and is self-pay.
Cardiac Rehab hosts classes every Friday on topics including heart safety, medications, risk factors for heart disease and benefits of exercise, nutrition, weight management and stress management.