Cardiac Rehab

More than 30% of patients who have a coronary event will have a second and potentially fatal one. However, patients are 31% less likely to be re-hospitalized if they participate in cardiac rehabilitation. Also, patients are 26% less likely to have a cardiovascular related death if they participate in cardiac rehabilitation.

A cardiac rehabilitation program is 36 visits (3 times a week for 12 weeks). Each patient performs activities while connected to a heart monitor that enables the specialist to monitor the activity of the heart under stress (exercise). Personalized programs also include progressive exercise planning and training, one-on-one education on heart-healthy living, and counseling to reduce stress and help patients return to an active lifestyle. And the best part is, cardiac rehabilitation is covered by Medicare and other major insurances.

Cardiac Rehabilitation staff members include licensed physical therapists, exercise physiologists and other clinical providers who have training and experience in treating patients with all types of cardiovascular diseases.

Patients who would benefit from cardiac rehabilitation are those with a history of:

  • Heart Attack / Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Current Stable Angina Pectoris
  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement
  • Coronary Stenting / Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
  • Heart or Heart & Lung Transplant
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Other Cardiovascular Diseases

About the Program

  • 12 weeks, 3 times per week (typically)
  • Faster recovery
  • Heart monitoring (EKG) during moderate exercise
  • Improved heart rate
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Increased energy
  • Less body fat
  • Lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • One-on-one training and counseling
  • Reduced blood pressure

Do I Qualify?

  • Acute myocardial infraction (heart attack) within past 12 months
  • Coronary bypass surgery (past 6 months)
  • Stable angina pectoris (past 6 months)
  • Heart valve repair/replacement (past 6 months)
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty/coronary stenting (past 6 months)
  • Heart or lung transplant (past 12 months)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Other cardiac conditions (may need prior coverage determination)

Cardiac Rehab Providers

Heath Hicks – LPTA

Preferred Provider

Cardiac Rehab Locations