Things to Know
Cardiac rehabilitation is a commitment, and the degree to which you are willing to engage the components of the program will affect your long-term success. It’s important that you work closely with your doctor to assess and talk about the rehabilitation process. When you’re ready to begin the program, we’ll be here to help you start on the path to lasting heart health. View our convenient locations.
  • What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

    Cardiac rehabilitation is made up of a series of personalized, prescriptive activities related to critical functions of heart health, such as exercise, education, dieting and lifestyle modification. The goal is to help you restore and maintain optimal health while helping to reduce the risk of future heart problems.

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  • Am I a Candidate for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

    Patients who have had any of the following procedures or conditions may benefit:

    • Heart attack
    • Atherosclerotic heart disease
    • Angina pectoris
    • Abnormal stress test
    • Valvular heart disease
    • Pacemaker or AICD
    • Heart failure
    • Angioplasty or atherectomy
    • Coronary artery bypass surgery
    • Heart transplant
    • Cardiomyopathy
  • Program Overview

    Our longstanding cardiac rehabilitation program is led by physicians on the medical staff and includes a team of nurses, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and fitness specialists with support from registered dietitians, pharmacists and chaplains.

    The program includes:

    • Education and continuous EKG monitored exercise therapy while under the care of a medical staff physician
    • Sessions that take place three times per week, typically for 12 weeks
    • Personalized exercise routines, education and lifestyle-modification techniques

    After discharge from cardiac rehabilitation, patients can continue a maintenance program, which can be designed and discussed in further detail while in cardiac rehabilitation.

  • The Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

    These are just some of the potential benefits that you can expect upon successfully completing a rehabilitation program:

    • Improvement of exercise tolerance
    • Reduction of symptoms
    • Smoking cessation
    • Reduction of cholesterol levels
    • Improvement in psychosocial well-being and reduction of stress
    • Lowering of blood pressure

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Find Cardiac Rehabilitation Near You
Texas Health offers convenient cardiac rehab locations across North Texas.
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Your Cardiac Rehabilitation Journey


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Exercise After a Cardiac Event
Fitting fitness into your life after a heart event.

Cardiac Rehab Locations

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