Hugh Chatham Cardiac Care comes from our board-certified cardiologists who provide inpatient and outpatient care for a variety of cardiac conditions, such as heart attacks and life-threatening arrhythmias.

A cardiologist is a doctor with specialized training and skill in finding, treating, and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Cardiac Services

  • Exercise Treadmill Testing (ETT)
  • Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Event Monitoring
  • Nuclear Stress Imaging
  • Pharmacological Stress Tests
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Hugh Chatham Cardiac Care includes rehabilitation that is a medically supervised program designed to help you reduce your risk of coronary artery disease. Our team of expert professionals helps you understand your risk factors for heart disease, gives you the tools to modify your lifestyle habits and supports your journey to a healthier heart.

The Hugh Chatham Cardiac Rehabilitation program monitors your vital signs, EKG rhythms, and exercise tolerance. Our team helps you with:

  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Disease Management
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Psychosocial Education & Counseling
Hugh Chatham Cardiac Rehab

Heart & Lung Center

Located on the main floor of the hospital, the Hugh Chatham Heart & Lung Center offers a variety of exercise equipment and exercise prescriptions tailored to meet your needs. Patients have access to a state-of-the-art telemetry monitoring system that allows the cardiac rehab staff to view the heart rate and rhythm of each client during exercise. This helps us provide safer, more effective care to recovering heart patients. The program is conducted in a group setting, allowing for emotional support and socialization with others who have similar conditions.

Exercise classes are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays every week, and required patient education sessions are held on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. Call 336-527-7523 for complete details and schedules.

Frequently Asked Questions

The program can help you maintain a healthier heart and reduce your risk of coronary artery disease through a program of exercise and information.

You will need to have a doctor’s referral to participate in this program.

Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover part or all of the program charges. Prior to your first visit, the staff will verify your insurance and notify you of your coverage.

First, a cardiac rehabilitation staff member will obtain your resting blood pressure and resting heart rate. You will wear a heart monitor during exercise. For the next 30 to 60 minutes, you will exercise on a motor-driven treadmill, NuStep recumbent stepper, or stationary Airdyne bike at a pace comfortable for you. After you complete your exercises, a staff member will obtain your exercise blood pressure and remove your heart monitor.

Yes, we offer a variety of different tools and equipment that allow you to exercise your heart effectively.

The program schedule is for 36 visits over 12 to 18 weeks. After you’ve completed those 36 visits, you become eligible to enroll in the Maintenance Program.

The Cardiac Maintenance Program allows you to continue with cardiac rehab therapy every year after you’ve completed your 36 visits. There is a small fee per visit.

Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and comfortable shoes that offer good support.

Contact Us

Tomas Vybiral, MD
Blue Ridge Cardiology & Internal Medicine
640 Parkwood Medical Park
Elkin, NC 28621

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David Bohle, MD
James Kay, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Heart & Vascular – Elkin
100 Johnson Ridge Medical Park
Elkin, NC 28621

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