What is Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (CR) services are important Medicare benefits that reduce mortality, hospital readmissions, and improve quality of life for patients with chronic disease. (American Heart Association [AHA], 2017)

  • Medicare compliant program with supervising Medical Director, Dr. Annette Porter
  • Clinical staff is advanced cardiac life support certified
  • Emergency equipment and access to emergency support available at all times
  • Extensive 1: 1 evaluation and education on first visit
  • Individual treatment plan
  • Education and coaching on physical activity, nutrition, medication compliance, stress management, and other health related areas
  • Small class sizes for more patient centered experience
  • Vital sign and telemetry monitoring with appropriate follow-up to physician
  • Most patients attend rehab for 36 insurance approved sessions

How Will I Benefit From Cardiac Rehab?

  • Establish an exercise habit
  • Learn how to exercise safely
  • Learn how to eat and maintain a healthy diet
  • Understand heart and lung conditions
  • Build strength and endurance
  • Experience positive psychosocial benefits from classmates

Am I Eligible For Cardiac Rehab?

Insurance Covered Diagnosis:

  • Cardiac
  • Heart Transplant
  • CABG
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Angioplasty & Stenting
  • MI within past 12 months
  • Stable Angina
  • Heart Failure

* (EF <350/0, 6 weeks post hospitalization, no planned major procedures for the next 6 months).


Documentation for Admission (To be sent by outpatient office at follow-up):

*Physician Order (Signed by Physician)*

CARDIAC: 12 Lead EKG • Lipid Profile • Recent H&P or Office Note