Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

A Healthy Heart, for a Healthy Life.

Delhi Hospital's Cardiac Rehab Program is dedicated to mending broken hearts by providing patients with compassionate care that will support them as they make vital lifestyle changes to promote optimal heart health...because every heart deserves a second chance. Our recently renovated Cardiac Rehab facility has exercise tools to strengthen your heart, as well as expert resources to help prevent future heart problems in the future.  And now, some congestive heart failure patients are also eligible to participate in our cardiac rehab program.

Our program is designed so that each participant will increase their knowledge of the cause and effect of heart disease and become aware of the correct diet and risk factor management. Anyone undergoing surgery or other treatments for a heart condition will need further care and long-term support to ensure a safe and healthy recovery.  Our heart specialists will develop a unique cardiac rehabilitation plan tailored to address individual health conditions and meet the patients specific needs.

By following through with cardiac rehabilitation, patients can reduce their risk of developing future heart problems while also promoting an overall sense of well-being.

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive program involving medical evaluation, prescribed aerobic exercise and resistance training, education and cardiac risk factor modification, under the guidance of a trained rehabilitation staff.  The goal is to return the cardiac patient to fulol, anxiety-free function and to provide the educational tools necessary to prevent heart problems in the future.

Details of the Program

A typical cardiac rehabilitation program lasts 12 weeks and includes three sessions per week for a total of 36 sessions.  All patients who exercise during this initial 12 weeks are placed on a heart monitor during exercise.  All sessions are supervised by an ACLS certified team consisting of a physician medical director, registered nurse and exercise physiologist.  Sessions last approximately 60 minutes.  Exercise sessions consist of both aerobic training and resistance training.

Who is Eligible?

Most insurance providers, including medicare, cover cardiopulmonary rehab for patients who have had:

  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary artery bypass graft
  • Coronary stent
  • Heart attack within last 12 months
  • Heart or lung transplant
  • Stable angina (heart pain)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


A physician referral is required for enrollment into the Delhi Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program. We will gladly contact your physician and insurance carrier to see if you are eligible and to determine your coverage. Contact our cardiopulmonary department if you have any questions or want additional information at (318) 878-6254.

Facility Membership

After completing the program, extreme emphasis is placed on MAINTENANCE.  Graduates of the cardiopulmonary rehab program have access to a lifetime membership at the recently renovated Delhi Cardiac Rehab facility to continue and maintain their healthy lifestyle.  Membership is only $10/month with $0 due at signing for rehab graduates!

Meet Our Cardiac Rehab Specialist Team

Dr. Paul Grandon, Medical Director
Pam Gates, R.N., Program Director
Mark King, MS, Certified Exercise Physiologist
Phone: (318) 878-6254