Cardiac Rehabilitation

People who have survived a heart attack often go through lifestyle changes. When those changes mean diet and exercise, Mary Greeley Medical Center is ready to help.

Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program


Sue Cardiac Rehab

Sue Tjelmeland, R.N., 
checks a patient's progress.

Designed to restore optimal health to heart patients post-heart attack, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is divided into three phases. They include:

  • Phase I, which involves structured activity to restore basic strength and patient education
  • Phase II, which follows a six-week monitored exercise program for outpatients focused on medication, diet and stress management
  • Phase III, which offers a supervised exercise program for outpatients who have completed Phase II

Cardiac Rehabilitation is located on the third floor of the North Addition of Mary Greeley Medical Center.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation


Mary Greeley Medical Center's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program received three-year certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.

More About Heart Health and Well-Being

Changing old habits is hard. But in Cardiac Rehab, you get the support of experts who can help you make new healthy habits. Meeting other people who are in Cardiac Rehab can help you know that you're not alone. Learn more about cardiac rehabilitation.

If you or a loved one is living with a heart condition, or if you want to learn how to prevent heart problems in the future, our health library topics can give you the information you need. Learn about heart problems.

Being active can help you stay healthy, control your weight, and get the most out of life. No matter what your age or condition, there is a type of exercise that's right for you. Learn about fitness and exercise.

Contact Us

To learn more about our Cardiac Rehabilitation program or our Cardiac Support Group, call 515-239-6780.

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CardioScore is a noninvasive test to determine your risk of heart disease.

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