February 11-17 is National Cardiac Rehab Week

Paris, TN – Henry County Medical Center is celebrating the life-saving impact of cardiac rehabilitation during AACVPR National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, February 11-17.  During the week, HCMC Cardiac Rehab is providing special treats to its patients to honor the role of cardiac rehabilitation in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease and improving quality of life for patients and their families.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), coincides with both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month in an effort to draw greater national attention to heart health. This year’s theme, “Making Positive Changes, One Beat at a Time,” honors the patients, families, and healthcare professionals who are dedicated to cardiac rehabilitation as a vehicle for a healthy lifestyle.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program, Phase II, is an exercise and education program designed to help you take better care of your heart. The exercise program will be designed just for you by your physician, with the help of a registered nurse, to help your heart become a stronger and more effective pump. You will be closely monitored during the sessions to evaluate your response to the prescribed exercise. Your physician will receive reports on your progress.

You can benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation if:

  • You have had a Myocardial Infarction (MI) within the past 12 months
  • You have had Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • You have stable angina with current documentation in your medical chart
  • You have had a heart transplant
  • You have had a valve replacement/repair within the past 12 months
  • You have had coronary stents within the past 12 months
  • You have Heart Failure with ejection fraction less than 35

Patients must have a physician referral to participate in the program. For more information call 731-644-8558 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.