Cardiac Rehabilitation

Strengthen your heart with a cardiac rehabilitation program tailored to you. You can depend on our knowledgeable team of specialists, including exercise physiologists and registered nurses, to help you get back to the activities you love. Essentia’s program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

What's Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation, or cardiac rehab, is a medically supervised program that includes:

  • One-on-one, supervised exercise and training
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Help quitting smoking
  • Tips and support for reducing stress
  • Weight management
  • Help managing risk factors for heart problems, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol

Most patients get cardiac rehab on an outpatient basis. If your hospitalized, you may start cardiac rehab as an inpatient.

Who Needs Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac rehab can help you heal more quickly and safely after a procedure such as:

  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Heart surgery
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Stent placement

Your doctor may recommend that you cardiac rehab if you’ve had or you’re at risk for a heart condition such as:

  • Angina, also called chest pain
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Peripheral artery disease

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

There are many benefits to cardiac rehabilitation including:

  • Recover after a heart problem and regain strength
  • Prevent a heart condition from getting worse
  • Reduce the risk of future heart issues
  • Live a healthier lifestyle
  • Improve your quality of life

Paying for Cardiac Rehab

Medicare or your insurance provider may cover cardiac rehab. Ask your insurance provider how many sessions they cover. Most patients attend cardiac rehab for 12 to 36 sessions. You also have the option to pay out of pocket for cardiac rehab. Learn about financial assistance services at Essentia.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.