Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) helps strengthen the heart and body after a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, heart surgery or heart transplant. Our specialists work with you, one-on-one, inpatient and outpatient, to help you regain endurance and stamina and return to the activities you love.
A cardiologist oversees your cardiac rehab team, which includes:
- Cardiac nurses
- Exercise physiologists
- Registered dietitians
- Other heart experts
These specialists guide you through a supervised physical fitness program and provide other wellness services. For those who have peripheral artery disease (PAD), we are among the few hospitals in our communities that offer vascular rehab.
Your rehab team uses supervised physical activity and strength training to help you safely return to daily activities. Our program offerings also may include other therapies to improve your heart and overall health, such as:
- Healthy eating: Our registered dietitians help you make dietary changes that nourish your heart and overall health.
- Ornish Lifestyle Medicine: This scientifically proven program educates and supports you in making lifestyle and dietary changes. Learn more about Ornish Lifestyle Medicine.
- Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehab (ICR): Pritikin ICR is a cardiac rehab program that features both exercise and education at every visit. Learn more about the Pritikin ICR program.
- Stress management: We help you learn healthy ways to manage stress and anxiety.
- Tobacco cessation: The registered nurses and exercise physiologists on our cardiac rehab teams are also certified tobacco cessation counselors. Using this expertise, they create an individual plan that helps you quit tobacco for good.
Our cardiac rehabilitation services are offered at our hospital campuses. Please visit our list of locations to learn more.