Cardiac Rehabilitation

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The outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program helps individuals with cardiovascular conditions lower their risk of future health problems by living healthier lives. We offer a medically supervised conditioning program based on each patient’s needs and limitations. A physician order is required to participate in this program.

Cardiac Rehabilitation can help patients who have experienced:

  • heart attack
  • angina
  • angioplasty
  • bypass surgery
  • cardiac re-synchronization therapy devices
  • valve surgery or intervention
  • heart failure


Our Programs

The Phase II Program

The Phase II program focuses on people who have had a cardiac condition. This includes, but is not limited to, CABG (heart bypass surgery), MI (heart attack), angioplasty and/or stent placement, valve replacement or repair, and heart failure. These heart patients participate in exercise sessions two or three times per week. Individual sessions last between 60 to 90 minutes.  A portable telemetry unit monitors heart rate and rhythm during exercise, and blood pressure is monitored before, during, and after exercise to establish a safe exercise range and help identify potential problems

A safe exercise range is established, working up to more intense aerobic activity to condition and strengthen their heart. Trained staff teach patients to self-monitor as they return to normal activities. 

Weekly and one-on-one education sessions guide patients and their families on diet, exercise, stress management and other issues that impact ongoing heart health.

The length of the program is typically 12 weeks with 3 sessions per week.

The PAD Program

The PAD program focuses on people who have peripheral artery disease, which is blockages in the arteries that lead to the lower extremities (legs and feet). These patients participate in exercise sessions two-three times per week focusing on improving circulation to their lower extremities. Blood pressure and claudication levels (leg pain) is monitored. Trained staff oversee these patients.

The length of the program is typically 12 weeks with 3 sessions per week. Individual sessions last between 60 to 90 minutes.

P: (907) 458-5244
F: (907) 458-6488

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8a.m. to 4p.m.

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
1st Floor
Outpatient Center

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