Cardiac Rehabilitation

Improve your heart health after a cardiac event.

Heart and Vascular CareHeart and Vascular CarePatients participating in a group cardiac rehabilitation session

A personalized cardiac rehab plan

Cardiac rehabilitation involves guidance and lifestyle changes to help you live to your fullest potential. You’ll work with our cardiac rehab team to create the right plan for you, which will include:

  • Staff-monitored exercise sessions tailored to you and designed to improve your endurance, strength, heart function and circulation.
  • Thorough instruction on how to exercise safely and confidently.
  • Education on how to make lifestyle changes that will lower the risk of future heart conditions.
  • A positive and motivating environment for exercise and education classes.
  • Accreditation through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

You’ll work with our doctors, nurses and specialists—plus your family and friends—to take control of the choices, lifestyle and habits that affect your heart.

Three cardiac rehabilitation program phases

Our rehabilitation program has three phases: inpatient, outpatient and maintenance.

Phase I

Phase I is considered the introductory phase of the program. It includes a medical and exercise assessment, and limited activity such as walking up and down the hall.

Phase II

Ideally, you begin phase II of cardiac rehabilitation within two weeks of leaving the hospital. This phase lasts up to 12 weeks, and includes group exercise and education classes. During phase II, cardiac rehab staff members monitor your heart rhythm and blood pressure to ensure your safety. When appropriate, staff members increase your exercise intensity to build stamina, endurance and to provide an ongoing challenge.

Phase III

This is a wellness and maintenance program. Phase III is comprised of participants from phase II, but is open to people with current or past heart conditions who prefer an exercise program monitored by medical experts.

cardiac rehab on the treadmill

Team treatment

A heart event doesn’t have to hold you back. We help you rehabilitate your heart so you can embark on a healthy future.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). How Cardiac Rehabilitation Can Help Heal Your Heart –

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): National Library of Medicine. Cardiac Rehabilitation –

American Heart Association (AHA). What is Cardiac Rehabilitation? –