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What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to help heart patients recover and regain quality of life. Diagnoses include heart attack, bypass surgery, angina, stent, transplant, valve repari or replacement, and with certain criteria congestive Heart Failure.

What are the Potential Benefits?

  • Reduce the potential of additional heart problems through risk factor management.
  • Increase physical functioning and strength.
  • Reduce anxiety and depression.
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Learn about heart disease treatment and medicines.
  • Regain energy, and make daily activities easier.

How Does the Program Work?

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation experts will work with you to obtain a program specific to your goals and needs. This includes creating an exercise prescription and breaking bad habits. The program meets 3 times each week for approximately 12 weeks or 36 sessions.

What is Animal Assisted Therapy?

Our program also incorporates Animal Assisted Therapy. With permission of the patient we have visiting certified service dog used for comfort, to lower anxiety and depression, to lower blood pressure and for many, to brighten their day!

How Do I Get Started?

Talk with your doctor to see if Cardiac Rehabilitation is right for you. Once you have determined it is, your doctor will send us the referral.

What Should I Expect Next?

A nurse or exercise physiologist will contact you to discuss the program in detail. We will answer any questions and set you up to come in for your first visit.

Does Insurance Cover the Program?

Medicare and most other insurances will cover Cardiac Rehabilitation. This information will be determined before your initial contact with a staff member.

Where Are You Located?

14100 Fivay Road (Medical Office Building)
Suite #210 A
Hudson, FL 34667
(727) 869-5566

Learn more about the Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.