Cardiac rehabilitation at St. Peter’s Health helps patients who have had a heart-related event or have heart disease. The primary goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to help you achieve physical, emotional and social well-being through exercise training and lifestyle change.

Pulmonary rehabilitation at St. Peter’s Health helps people with lung disease lead healthier and more productive lives through closely supervised exercise programs.

Who Can Benefit from Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation at St. Peter’s Health helps people who had or have a history of:

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

Who Can Benefit from Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation at St. Peter’s Health helps those with any of the following:

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer and Lung Cancer surgery
  • Lung Transplant (Before and After Care)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis

St. Peter’s Approach to Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our cardiac and pulmonary rehab nurses will develop a program specifically to meet your exercise and education needs. Our goal is to help you improve your quality of life.

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Phases

  • Phase II: Our phase II programs involve close monitoring and supervision. You will need a physician referral. This phase is usually covered under insurance plans.  
  • Phase III: Our phase III programs are maintenance programs with pre– and post–exercise monitoring for a reasonable monthly fee.

Supervised Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease (SET PAD)

  • SET PAD is a new program to assist patients with peripheral artery disease of the legs, which can cause pain, tingling and aching in the legs with activity.
  • Through a monitored, progressive exercise program, we can reduce your symptoms to give you a better quality of life.
  • A physician referral is required.

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Programs and Services

Our cardiac and pulmonary rehab services include the following:

  • Prescribed exercise to improve cardiovascular fitness without exceeding safe limits
  • Education about heart disease
  • Counseling on ways to stabilize or reverse heart disease by improving risk factors, including:
    • Reduce or quit smoking
    • Control high blood pressure
    • Lose or control weight
    • Improve or manage diabetes
    • Improve psychological well-being

Location(s) of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services