Cardiac rehabilitation is intended to benefit those who have or have had:

  • Cardiovascular disease.
  • Congestive heart failure.
  • A cardiac event, such as myocardial infarction (heart attack).
  • A cardiac procedure, such as angioplasty or heart surgery.

Our cardiac rehabilitation program includes:

  • Exercise program – Monitored exercise provided by registered nurses and exercise physiologists, supervised by cardiologists. Treatment plan developed to individual activity levels and steady intensity progression. All levels of physical fitness are welcome!
  • Diet instruction – Detailed nutrition guidance to group classes.
  • Educational classes – Lifestyle changes, decreasing risk factors and disease management through medication, nutrition and exercise.
  • Emotional support – Individual, group and peer support.

Designed to meet the patient's specific needs, the universal goals of the cardiac rehabilitation program are to:

  • Increase functional capacity (the ability to carry out physical activities).
  • Reduce risk factors for future cardiac disease.
  • Improve quality of life.
  • Improve outlook and emotional stability.
  • Increase knowledge about disease and increase self-management.
  • Develop a safe home exercise plan to be continued after program completion.

The outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Euclid Hospital is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).