Jennie Stuart Medical Center
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Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Cardiac rehabilitation is a structured program to improve heart function as well as overall health. It involves:
  • Medical evaluation
  • Prescribed exercise
  • Education
  • Counseling
We recognize that one of the greatest concerns facing any person with a previous heart condition is preventing a similar heart event in the future. Our department teaches people about their disease, symptoms, and management; and ultimately helps those with heart disease improve their coronary risk factors.
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
JSMC offers an outpatient cardiac rehab program that typically begins shortly after a heart patient is discharged from the hospital. Patients who have undergone coronary bypass surgery, angioplasty, myocardial infarction, heart attack, or those diagnosed with stable angina may be referred to the program by their primary physician.
Our program
Rao Velaga, MD, FACC, medical director, Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, leads our team of cardiac clinicians who closely monitor the recovery process. The structured program begins with an initial evaluation from which we develop a personalized exercise program. With a primary focus on helping people return to activities of daily living, we emphasize aerobic exercise because it is one of the most important factors in enabling patients to recover from cardiac events.
Expected benefits
  • Improved exercise tolerance
  • Improved cholesterol levels
  • Improved quality of life
  • A feeling of being in control of life and health
  • Confidence to perform routine daily activities
Our services are covered under many health plans, including the federal Medicare program.

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. For more information, call (270) 887-6862.
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320 W. 18th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Or P.O. Box 2400
Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2400
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