Cardiac Rehabilitation

RN with cardiac rehab patientCardiac Rehabilitation at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Eupora and West Point, Miss., and Hamilton, Ala., helps heart patients recover physically, mentally and socially. It also helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The program helps restore you to your most productive, active and satisfying life. Physicians, nurses, dietitians, social workers, exercise specialists and counselors work closely with you and your family. This program is also beneficial for individuals who are at high risk for heart disease.

cardiac rehab staffPhases

Phase I consists of progressive exercise and monitoring combined with education and training. You will learn about:

  • Anatomy
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Smoking cessation/tobacco use
  • Contributing risk factors
  • Pulse monitoring
  • Stress management
  • Lifestyle modification 

You will progress from self-care activities to a daily walking program, which is structured and monitored.

Phase II consists of approximately three exercise sessions per week for eight to 12 weeks. One-hour exercise sessions are offered each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Phase II also includes weekly small group educational sessions, where you receive emotional support and enjoy fellowship with our staff and fellow patients.

Throughout each session, staff members monitor your:

  • Cardiac rhythm
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Rate of perceived exertion (RPE)
  • Weight


You must have a written physician referral and current medical evaluation. The physician's order may include specific recommendations and/or any restrictions.

Goals & Benefits

  • Improves quality of life
  • Enhances performance of activities of daily living
  • Reduces symptoms of cardiac related conditions (shortness of breath, anxiety, depression)
  • Improves cardiac condition
  • Enhances self-esteem
  • Increases knowledge and self-management of cardiac risk factors
  • Decreases hospitalization
  • Offers fellowship and friendship with other cardiac patients

Insurance Coverage

Insurance coverage for this program varies with each policy. We will gladly provide the necessary information to your provider.

Contact Us

For additional information about Cardiac Rehabilitation at a hospital near you, call 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).