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Cardiac rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation (or rehab) is a comprehensive program to support individuals recovering from heart-related conditions. It helps patients regain strength and confidence, allowing them to lead a healthier and more active life.


Cardiac rehab is the next step in your care after a cardiac event.

“In a sense, the initial heart surgery saved my life the first time, but cardiac rehab saved it a second time. The rehab people performed a small miracle by restoring my self-confidence.”

– John, cardiac rehab participant

Individuals who attend 36 sessions of
cardiac rehab have a

47% lower risk of death 

than those who attend only 1 session. 

Improves your quality of life

Builds confidence and it’s fun!

Can reduce the need for medication

Why cardiac rehab?

Hear Ken’s story about how his life changed after completing cardiac rehab following heart surgery.

What is

Cardiac rehab?

Cardiac rehab programs typically consist of 24–36 1-hour sessions at a rehab facility that are customized to meet your needs.

The cornerstone of these programs is monitored exercise, which aids in rebuilding strength and fostering confidence in a safe environment. Additionally, cardiac rehab offers education and counseling on nutrition, stress management, medication usage, risk factor modification (like quitting smoking), and mental health.

Am I eligible for cardiac rehab?

If you have had one of the following, you may be eligible for cardiac rehab:

✔️ Heart Attack
✔️ Angina
✔️ Cardiac surgery
✔️ Coronary artery angioplasty or stents
✔️ Heart failure
✔️ Heart transplant
✔️ Transcatheter valve replacement

Ask your doctor if cardiac rehab is right for you.

Is cardiac rehab covered by my insurance?

Medicare and most insurance providers cover the cost of cardiac rehab. Depending on the plan, you may be responsible for some out-of-pocket costs, such as a per-session copay. Rehab facility staff can work with you to understand your insurance coverage.

Ready to take the cardiac rehab quiz? Click here.

Getting Started

Check list


Ready to enroll in a cardiac rehab program?

Review the steps below to help you get started.


#1 Get a referral from your doctor 

Ask your cardiologist or primary care provider if you are a good candidate for cardiac rehab. If yes, you may have already recieved a referral or you can ask them to send one for you.

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#2 Find rehab programs near you 

Search for the closest rehab program to you by searching online or using the linked map.

#3 Complete an initial call 

The rehab facility will usually call you within two weeks, but if you haven’t heard from anyone, give the facility a call.

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#4 Check your health insurance  

Find out if you will be asked to pay an amount out of pocket by calling the phone number on the back of your insurance card.

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#5 Get ready for your first session  

Make sure to bring a water bottle and gym shoes. Arrive a few minutes early so you can find parking and fill out any required paperwork.

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