Cardiovascular Services

The objective of Schneck Medical Center's cardiovascular services is to provide cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation, among other services. This is accomplished by collaborating with pharmacists, social workers, nutritionists, and representatives from other appropriate departments.

For further information regarding Schneck Cardiovascular Services, call 812.522.0155 or e-mail us.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation at Schneck Medical Center

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a personalized exercise and education program that is individually tailored for each participant. The program is designed to assist participants in reaching their highest possible functional capacity safely and comfortably.

To compliment the exercise program, individual and group educational programs are held for you and members of your family. Helping you understand heart disease will put you one step closer to managing it.

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Regular participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation will help you reach your optimum functional capacity safely and comfortably while helping you reduce your risk of further cardiac events. Cardiac Rehabilitation also facilitates in alleviating current cardiac symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, chest pain. Participation can also aid in the control of diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat, and stress.

There are three phases to Schneck Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program:

  • Phase I is the continued care you receive while in the hospital. It begins when you enter the hospital and lasts until you are discharged.
  • Phase II begins two to four weeks after hospitalization. During exercise classes your electrocardiogram, heart rate, and blood pressure will be monitored while you use a variety of equipment that will help with upper and lower body conditioning. These classes will meet three times a week for eighteen to thirty-six visits.
  • Phase III is Cardiac Wellness and serves as a health maintenance exercise program. It offers you the opportunity to take advantage of continuing with a medically supervised exercise program in a group setting.
Who Needs Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Anyone who has suffered a cardiac event such as coronary artery bypass surgery, coronary angioplasty (balloon procedure), stent placement, heart attack, chest pain, heart transplant, heart failure can reap the benefits.  

Also, individuals who have risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and those that smoke can benefit greatly from this program.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Goals:
  • Understand the risk factors for heart disease to help reduce the potential for a recurrent heart attack.
  • Recognize the signs of heart disease and when to seek medical treatment.
  • Recover from heart disease.
  • Start a safe effective exercise program.
  • Understand cardiac medications.
  • Improve nutrition and move toward an ideal body weight.
  • Lower cholesterol levels.
  • Increase physical activity, return to work, and enjoy leisure activities.
Excellence in Care & Technology

Schneck Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation is a personalized exercise and education program that is individually tailored for each participant by our trained staff of nursing professionals and exercise physiologist.

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program has proven to be an effective tool to help individuals with heart disease and those at risk for heart disease.  

For further information regarding Cardiac Rehabilitation, call (812) 522-0155.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Schneck Medical Center

Pulmonary Rehabilitation works to better the lives of people with breathing difficulties. Although the disease processes of emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or other pulmonary diseases cannot be stopped, we can change the patient’s life for the better.

Persons with a breathing disability can live a more productive and enjoyable lifestyle through activity, training, breathing retraining, education, and encouragement.
Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation
How does it work? You will learn new breathing techniques to help you cope with shortness of breath. Additionally you will begin breathing retraining along with activity training. This training helps recondition your muscles to relieve shortness of breath and to reduce fatigue levels. 

There are many benefits of receiving pulmonary rehabilitation, including:
  • Improved quality of life.
  • Reduced respiratory symptoms.
  • Increased ability to perform activities of daily living.
  • Better understanding of your disease process.
  • Improved self-esteem.
  • Reduced hospitalizations, emergency room and physician visits.
  • Learning your physical limitations.
  • Learning the importance of reconditioning exercise.
  • Reduced health care expenses related to breathing.
  • Support from staff and other patients in group.
Who Needs Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Individuals diagnosed with:

  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Asthma
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Black Lung
  • Pneumoconiosis due to other inorganic dust
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pneumonectomy or Lobectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Other Breathing Difficulties
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Goals:
  • Control and alleviate, as much as possible, the symptoms and complications of pulmonary impairment.
  • Condition patients to achieve optimal capacity to carry out everyday living activities and increase exercise tolerance.
  • Decrease anxiety and depression and improve quality of life.
  • Promote independence and self-reliance as well as facilitate returning to work.
  • Reduce exacerbations and hospitalizations.
Excellence in Care & Technology

Schneck Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a personalized exercise and education program that is individually tailored for each participant by our trained staff of respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, and nurses.

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has proven to be an effective tool to help individuals with lung disease. 

Knowing the results that can be achieved, why continue to be short of breath and fatigued? If you have a breathing difficulty, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain through Schneck Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.

For further information regarding Pulmonary Rehabilitation, call (812) 522-0155.