Cardiac Rehabilitation: Taking your recovery to heart

Cardiac Rehabilitation is an outpatient program that focuses on improving your cardiovascular health. If you have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease or experienced a heart attack, angioplasty or open-heart surgery, you may be a candidate for Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Making heart health a priority

Heart health is about more than just your heart. Blood pressure, cholesterol, family history and other factors all play important roles in keeping your heart strong. If you have questions about your heart health but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a heart health assessment and learn more about any risks you may have for heart-related conditions. Your journey to a stronger heart starts here.

Accepting new patients. The program requires a physician referral. Find referral and enrollment instructions below.

For questions, call 469.256.2340

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2201 West Lampasas Street

Ennis, TX 75119

Who qualifies for cardiac rehab?

Those who qualify for rehab may include patients that have experienced:

  • Recent heart attack

  • Coronary bypass surgery (CABG)

  • Valve surgery

  • Heart transplant

  • Balloon angioplasty

  • Coronary stent

  • Stable angina

  • Stable chronic heart failure

How does the program work?

Phase II follows a recent cardiac event on an outpatient basis, combining exercise training and education.

Goals of cardiac rehab

The main goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to assist you in developing a personal healthy lifestyle plan, which includes physical activity, education, stress management, and nutrition. During monitored physical activity sessions, we work toward increased heart and lung capacity and overall muscle strength to give you the confidence to do the activities you enjoy most.

Your personal program

Your program includes supervised exercise, nutritional counseling and education about lifestyle changes that may reduce your risk of heart problems. We will review your progress throughout the process and share results with your doctor.

Our team

Cardiac Rehab at Ennis Regional Medical Center (ERMC) is medically supervised by Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)-certified staff. ERMC Cardiac Rehab Coordinator, Dr. Kedron P. Sowells PT, DPT specializes in developing personal healthy lifestyle planning, which includes physical activity, education, stress management and nutrition. All of our team members are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their goals of improved health and quality of life.

Program enrollment

You can be referred to the ERMC cardiac rehab program by your primary care doctor, cardiologist, surgeon or other healthcare professional.

Referral instructions

To get referred to the program, you must have one of the following diagnosis. Then you must visit with your primary care doctor, cardiologist, surgeon or other healthcare professional to provide a referral.

  • Heart attack

  • Coronary artery disease

  • Heart failure

  • Peripheral artery disease

  • Chest pain (angina)

  • Certain congenital heart diseases

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery

  • Angioplasty and stents

  • Heart or lung transplant

  • Heart valve repair or replacement

  • Pulmonary hypertension

If you or your doctor has questions about the process, call 469.256.2340

Follow up

Our staff will contact you to set up an appointment for orientation once they receive the information from your doctor.

Insurance information

Phase II is covered by most major medical insurances. Contact your health insurance about your specific situation.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday

8 am – 5 pm