The cardiac rehabilitation program at Stone County Medical Center (SCMC) has seen exponential growth since opening in May of 2018. So, to accommodate, Kevin Spears, SCMC’s chief operating officer, says the program has now relocated to 2010 E. Main St., Suite C, next to the Stone County Health and Fitness Center.
“We are eager to expand to better serve our patients,” said Spears. “Cardiac rehabilitation significantly improves quality of life for patients with heart disease, and it is important that our community hospital offer this service locally.”
During cardiac rehabilitation, patients receive an individualized treatment plan to improve health and manage heart disease. Patients with heart conditions including angina, balloon angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, recent cardiac surgery, coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, heart transplant or stents may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation.
Cardiac rehabilitation includes an assessment of personal risk factors, an individualized exercise plan supervised by clinical professionals, psychological/stress assessment, and education and support to make heart-healthy lifestyle changes. Cardiac rehabilitation also offers opportunities to meet and share stories with other patients; monitoring for better control of blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes; and improved communication with one’s primary care provider or cardiologist.
Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation is available to patients in the Mountain View area Monday through Friday via the SCMC.
Pulmonary rehab is a program of structured exercise and education for patients with lung disease. Patients suffering from COPD, chronic asthma, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, restrictive wall disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung transplant or lung cancer, will benefit from the program.
Cardiac rehabilitation is covered by Medicare and most commercial insurance plans. For more information, call (870) 262-5040.