Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 

Your Recovery

Part of your treatment plan will be to participate in Methodist Jennie Edmundson’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. These teams provide both inpatient and outpatient rehab services and are instrumental to your recovery process. Consisting of cardiologists, registered nurses, and exercise specialists, the team partners with you to find the best way back to the lifestyle you desire.

Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Inpatient cardiac rehabilitation begins while the patient is in the hospital, recovering from a cardiac event. Rehabilitation focuses on diet, exercise and smoking cessation.

Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Outpatients return to Methodist Jennie Edmundson or Methodist Hospital for supervised programs in fitness facilities designed especially for cardiac patients. Each session includes exercise with EKG monitoring and education on risk factor modifications, such as smoking cessation, diet, exercise, stress management and cholesterol management. The program is designed by a team of registered nurses, exercise physiologists and the patient’s cardiologist to meet the patient’s individual needs.

Lifetime Maintenance

Lifetime maintenance is the final phase of the cardiac rehabilitation process. Its purpose is to promote an ongoing commitment to the patient’s individualized plan while encouraging the patient to strengthen his or her exercise capacity. The maintenance program is available at several locations, including partnerships with community health and fitness centers.

Heart Failure Management Services

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation also provides heart failure management services to cardiac patients throughout the region. The program prescribes a comprehensive plan to help patients with heart failure manage the symptoms and maintain an optimal quality of life.


Our cardiologists visit patients in their hometowns across southwest Iowa. Providing prevention education and follow-up care, our doctors realize the importance of partnering in your heart health as close to home as possible.


Methodist Jennie Edmundson Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
933 E. Pierce Street | First Floor
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Fax: 712-396-7604