St. Vincent Healthcare

Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation aims to improve your health, restore your strength and energy and reduce your risk of future heart issues. Our team works with your doctors to tailor a rehab program to your medical needs and personal goals.

What does cardiac rehabilitation involve?

A typical cardiac rehab program lasts four to 12 weeks with three sessions a week. Your plan will be tailored to your condition, needs and interests and will include a mix of:

  • Monitored exercise – We’ll develop a personalized exercise plan that gets you back to a full life and includes activities you actually want to do.
  • Medication management – Our therapists work with you and your doctor to make sure your medication works in coordination with your entire plan.
  • Nutrition counseling – Our dietitians will help create a plan that keeps your heart healthy and your taste buds happy.
  • Education – We provide individual counseling to help you understand your heart condition and follow through on lifestyle changes.

Would I benefit from cardiac rehab?

You may benefit from cardiac rehab if you’ve been treated with certain procedures or diagnosed with conditions such as:

  • Stable angina
  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Heart or heart-lung transplant
  • Angioplasty with or without stent
  • Peripheral artery disease

We’ll provide cardiac rehab even if you were treated for heart and vascular problems elsewhere. Talk to your doctor about a referral for our cardiac rehabilitation program.

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