Phase I - Inpatient:
The heart clinic New Orleans trusts is at WJMC. West Jefferson Phase I Cardiac Rehab is located on the 3rd floor, 3 West A Office, (504) 349-2254. Any patient who had a Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG), Heart Valve Surgery, an Angioplasty/Stent, Congestive Heart Failure, Pacemaker/ICD, or other Cardiac Diseases who are medically stable are referred to the Phase I Inpatient Cardiac Rehab.The major objectives of Phase I include:
After the evaluation, depending on limitations, Phase I Staff assists the patient through a daily progression of exercise. The exercise sessions include gentle range of motion (ROM) exercises and progressive ambulation. Exercise is tailored to each patient’s needs. It depends upon the patient’s specific heart problem and other health related problems. Exercise is to be advanced as tolerated.What To Expect After Discharge:
Upon discharge, the patient will continue with the gentle (ROM) exercises as instructed. Progression of ambulation will continue as tolerated, but under the guidelines as outlined by the Cardiac Rehab Staff and other members of the heart clinic. New Orleans area patients will have a follow- up appointment with their cardiologist to determine if they are a candidate for progression into the Outpatient Phase II Program. If the patient is not a candidate, the physician will discuss other options.
Phase II - Outpatient:
West Jefferson Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Phase II program is located on the 2nd floor of the WJ Fitness Center, Marrero. Phase II is a medically monitored exercise program, which is a continuation from Phase I. Phase II combines physical exercise with risk factor modification to help with recovery, strengthen your body, and improve your heart function. Risk factors are those things which put you at high risk for having another cardiac event. High blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol and being overweight are all examples. It is important at this stage in rehab to modify and try to get control of these factors to prevent future heart problems.How does West Jefferson Cardiac Phase II program work?
The Cardiac Rehab program is usually covered through your insurance company. Since all insurance plans and companies differ, we will help determine your eligibility for the program. If you are covered, your insurance may require a co-payment or a co-insurance for each visit you attend. If your insurance company does not cover the program we will discuss other options which are available to you.When are Phase II classes offered?
West Jefferson Cardiac Rehab classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. As a participant of the program it is recommended
to attend 3 days per week in order to maintain insurance coverage and also make improvements in your cardiac status.
For more information regarding West Jefferson Cardiac Rehab Phase II or the policies of our heart clinic, New Orleans area patients should call us at (504)349-6180.