The Massac Memorial Hospital Department of Cardiac Rehab is dedicated to helping those in our community suffering from heart disease and its after-effects. Our state-of-the-art facility is staffed by a team of professionals dedicated to helping our patients live a long and fulfilling life with a healthy heart.
Our program is designed to help anyone with heart disease through a combination of tailored and supervised exercise plans, nutrition, counseling, and health education aimed at increasing cardiac endurance and reducing future complications.
Studies by the American Medical Association (AMA) highlight the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation and Medicare has recently expanded the types of heart diagnoses and procedures eligible for coverage. Exercise training has been shown to increase general cardiac capacity and reduce cardiac work and oxygen requirements. More specifically, rehabilitation programs have been shown to improve blood vessel function, coronary blood flow and electrical stability of the heart muscle, while reducing general cardiovascular risk factors, and the possibility of blood clots.
Research shows that participants in exercise-based rehabilitation are 26% less likely to suffer fatal heart complications than non-participants; they also had 21% fewer heart attacks, 13% fewer bypass surgeries and 19% fewer angioplasties.