General Surgery

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Strengthen your heart with a cardiac rehabilitation program tailored to you. You can depend on our knowledgeable team of specialists, including exercise physiologists and registered nurses, to help you get back to the activities you love. Essentia’s program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation, or cardiac rehab, is a medically supervised program that includes:

  • One-on-one, supervised exercise and training
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Smoking cessation
  • Tips and support for reducing stress
  • Weight management
  • Help managing risk factors for heart problems, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol

Who Needs Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac rehab can help you heal more quickly and safely after a procedure such as:

  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Heart surgery
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Stent placement

Your doctor may recommend that you cardiac rehab if you’ve had or you’re at risk for a heart condition such as:

  • Angina, also called chest pain
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Peripheral artery disease

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

There are many benefits to cardiac rehabilitation including:

  • Recover after a heart problem and regain strength
  • Prevent a heart condition from getting worse
  • Reduce the risk of future heart issues
  • Live a healthier lifestyle
  • Improve your quality of life