Cardiac Rehabilitation & Maintenance

Cardiac Rehabilitation & Maintenance Program

Have you experienced a cardiac event such as a heart attack? Do you live with stable chest pain? The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program was created by the team at Stephens County Hospital to meet your specific health and wellness needs.

Our team of caring professionals and specialists work with you and your family to cultivate healthy lifestyle habits, maintain the highest level of function, and improve the overall quality of life. We do this by combining exercise, education, and socialization through our Cardiac Rehabilitation and Maintenance Program. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation can also help prevent future heart problems for those at high risk for heart disease or heart attack. Upon graduation, we offer a Maintenance Program to help you continue in your success.

Call 706.282.4182 for more information.

Am I a Candidate for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

If you have experienced a cardiac event or have stable chest pain, you are a candidate for Cardiac Rehabilitation. 
The following diagnoses are accepted into the program:

  • Heart Attack
  • Coronary artery bypass graft aka open-heart surgery
  • Angioplasty or coronary stents
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Stable chest pain
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart Failure

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Stephens County

Cardiac Rehabilitation includes a wide variety of benefits. Some of the physical health benefits our program provides include:

  • Lower risk of a fatal heart attack.
  • Decreased severity of chest pain; decreased need for medicines to control chest pain.
  • Reduced need for hospital stays and emergency room visits for heart problems.
  • Decreased blood pressure.
  • Reduced shortness of breath and fatigue in people with heart failure.
  • Ability to exercise longer (increased exercise tolerance).
  • Improved cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Reduced emotional stress, depression, and anxiety.
  • Significant weight loss when exercise is combined with other changes in lifestyle, such as eating a balanced diet.

How to Join the Toccoa Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

To join the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, you must have a physician referral. Our staff can help facilitate the referral process by contacting your physician directly. Contact us today to start the process of joining the program.

Will Insurance Cover Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Many insurance plans provide coverage for Cardiac Rehabilitation.  Financial aid is also available for those who qualify. Contact us to learn more about your coverage options.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Overview

The Stephens County Cardiac Rehabilitation Program involves 18-36 visits with each lasting one (1) hour.  As a Cardiac Rehabilitation participant, you will have a program designed by our specialists to specifically to meet your needs. This program is created for you and determined by the risk factors for heart disease. 

Upon graduation and discharge from the prescribed Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, we strongly encourage you to continue an exercise program. As a way to provide lasting support for your wellness, we offer a maintenance class for all Cardiac Rehabilitation graduates. The Cardiopulmonary facility is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday with flexible class times to meet your needs. 

Stephens County Hospital
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
163 Hospital Drive
Toccoa, GA  30577