Rehabilitation and Support

KRMC Cardiovascular Care
Helping patients get back to the business of living is one of the most rewarding aspects of our work at KRMC. We’re here to put you on the road to a full recovery. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation provides monitored exercise and risk factor management for individuals recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery, heart transplant, valve surgery, stable angina or a catheterization procedure.

The program is coordinated by a team of nurses, exercise physiologists and registered dietitians. Cardiac rehabilitation promotes daily exercise, a balanced diet, risk factor reduction and stress management. Care is individualized based on diagnosis, medications, current physical status and the physician's recommendations. All education classes are held in a Summit conference room and are free. Patients may also qualify for our SETPAD (Supervised Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease) program, as well. 

For more information, call (406) 751-4504 or visit the Cardiac Rehabilitation page.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation helps you to live an active life within the limitations of your lungs. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an outpatient program designed for those diagnosed with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This program focuses on supervised exercise classes and education about your lung condition to help patients reduce and control breathing difficulties and other symptoms, as well as learn more about this disease, treatment options, and chronic disease coping strategies. 

A physician referral and pulmonary function test completed within the last year are required. Most insurances cover pulmonary rehabilitation.

For more information call (406) 751-4504 or (406) 751-4514 or visit our Pulmonary Rehabilitation page. 

Outpatient Therapeutic Respiratory Care

For patients who have lung disease, such as asthma, emphysema or chronic bronchitis, outpatient therapeutic respiratory care offers exercise and education designed to strengthen the respiratory muscles and the muscles of the arms, trunk and legs.

For more information, call (406) 751-4514 or visit the Outpatient Therapeutic Respiratory Care page.

Community Health Promotion Classes

Taking the fight against heart disease into our community is a vital part of our mission. We work in partnership with other local, regional and national programs that are dedicated to spreading the word about heart-healthy living. Healthy Living at The Summit Medical Fitness Center offers a variety of health promotion classes, including:
  • HeartSaver first aid
  • HeartSaver CPR
  • HeartSaver adult/child CPR
  • Cholesterol and blood pressure screenings
  • Nutrition consultation
For more information about community health promotion classes and screenings, call (406) 751-4500 or visit the Healthy Living page.

Recovery Tools

The following tools can help support your recovery:
  Self Management of Heart Failure Calendar