Cardiac rehabilitation | Ascension
Man taking part in cardiac rehabilitation.

Get support to help your heart recover

By working with you on a diet and exercise plan, heart care teams at Ascension sites of care help strengthen your heart and lungs.

After you or a loved one have heart surgery, a stent, or an episode of congestive heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation care teams at Ascension sites of care support your recovery. Our goal is to deliver care to help you quickly recover, help keep your heart and lungs healthy and get you back to your daily activities sooner. Your cardiac rehabilitation care team works with you and your doctor on a rehabilitation and recovery care plan that’s personalized for you and your condition. Cardiac rehab may be part of your care plan after:

  • Bypass surgery
  • Congestive heart failure, diagnosis and treatment
  • Coronary stent or angioplasty
  • Heart attack
  • Heart transplant or heart pump
  • Heart valve replacement
  • Treatment for angina

Do you have questions about what you can do after heart surgery?

You may need to make some changes after heart surgery. Your care team helps you cope with stress and provides support. Together, we work with you to create a plan that helps you through a safe and faster recovery. As you exercise, your care team monitors your heart. Your care team also discusses your medications and the right therapeutic plan for you, your nutrition, and how to make positive changes to your daily activities.

Care for heart health for a lifetime

Your care doesn’t end with your treatment or surgery. As your heart care needs change, we connect you with the heart care that’s right for you. You’ll find that managing your heart care is easier, with a doctor and care team ready to support you.

Financial assistance and support is available

We can connect you with resources and programs that may be able to help you and your family with options for financial assistance. Our financial counseling team is here to listen to your concerns and work with you to help find options that meet your needs.

If you are experiencing chest pain, especially in combination with jaw or arm pain, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing, you might be having a heart attack. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

Choose Ascension for cardiac rehabilitation