Adopting health lifestyle changes can make a difference in enhancing your heart health after a heart attack and/or treatment for cardiovascular disease, including angioplasty and open heart surgery. A medically supervised program of exercise and education, cardiac rehabilitation helps speed recovery, improve function and reduce the risk of experiencing another cardiac event. Optimizing outcomes and survival, cardiac rehab promotes a better understanding of your heart disease so you can quickly and safely resume your normal activities.
At NorthShore, our cardiac rehab program is an integral part of the comprehensive care we deliver at the Cardiovascular Institute. Our team of skilled cardiac rehab specialists, nurses and exercise physiologists work closely with you to develop a personalized care plan tailored to your cardiovascular condition.
Our 12-week, three-day-a-week program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Offered at NorthShore’s Evanston Hospital and Highland Park Hospital as well as at Swedish Hospital, the program features:
- Exercise training using cardio and weight equipment adapted to the physical capabilities of cardiac patients of all ages. Advanced heart monitoring equipment ensures your health and safety while you exercise under the careful supervision of our medically trained staff members.
- Educational sessions aimed at reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease, ranging from nutrition planning to managing diabetes or high blood pressure and methods for stress relief. Dieticians, pharmacists and diabetic educators are among the experts leading our classes.
- Group setting that provides a supportive and encouraging environment.
The cardiac rehabilitation program at NorthShore helps you improve your heart health, allowing you to regain your confidence and well-being. Offering multiple locations and convenient hours, we ensure easy access to our comprehensive cardiac rehab services. Check with your cardiologist and insurance provider about your eligibility.
For more information, please call 847.570.2155 for Evanston Hospital’s cardiac rehab program or 847.480.3860 for Highland Park Hospital’s cardiac rehab program or 773.878.8200, ext. 7321 for Swedish Hospital's cardiac rehab program.