Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation
To the patient:
Increased Exercise Capacity
Improved Psychosocial Wellbeing
Improvement in cardiac risk factors such as:
To the physician:
The following participants can most benefit from Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation:
Recent (usually within 3-6 months)
* Not all heart diagnoses are covered by all insurance carriers
However most insurance plans will cover Phase II of cardiac rehabilitation for some diagnoses. Check with your individual insurance plan to determine eligibility.
How to Get Started
Prior to starting the cardiac rehabilitation program, you must have an evaluation by your physician. You may also be required to complete an exercise stress test. Your physician will then send a referral or order for cardiac rehabilitation to the department. To initiate this process, please call the cardiac rehabilitation program or speak to your physician.