Cardiac rehabilitation is designed to help patients who have had a heart-related event or have heart disease. The primary goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to help you achieve physical, mental and social well-being through exercise training and lifestyle change.

Cardiac rehab helps you strengthen your heart through:

  • Aerobic exercise that improves blood flow throughout your body
  • Strength training that improves your muscle strength and stamina

St. Peter’s Approach to Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation therapists provide individualized, monitored exercise and heart health education.

With cardiac rehab, you can:

  • Recover faster and resume an active and productive life with minimal limitations
  • Regain strength, endurance and confidence through a monitored exercise program that progresses to meet your needs
  • Learn to modify heart disease risk factors through classes and personal instruction, including:
    • Reduce or quit smoking
    • Lower cholesterol
    • Control high blood pressure
    • Lose or control weight
    • Improve or manage Type 2 diabetes
    • Improve heart-healthy eating habits

Do You Need Cardiac Rehab?

If you had or have a history of any of the following, you would likely benefit from cardiac rehabilitation:

  • Angioplasty (Heart Stents)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG, or, Bypass Surgery)  
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart-Lung Transplant
  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Stable Angina (Chest Pain)
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Ventricular Assist Device

Cardiac Rehab Programs and Services

  • Phase 1: Inpatient, acute cardiac rehab
  • Phase 2: Outpatient cardiac rehab with telemetry monitoring (extended monitoring of the heart’s electrical activity) (physician referral required)
  • Phase 3: Maintenance program with pre– and post–exercise monitoring (for reasonable fee)

Location(s) of Cardiac Rehabilitation Services