Cardiac rehabilitation in Jacksonville | Ascension
Man taking part in cardiac rehabilitation at an Ascension site of care.

Cardiac rehabilitation in Jacksonville

Cardiac rehabilitation care teams at Ascension St. Vincent's provide a personalized six-week program for your heart and lung recovery after surgery.

Cardiac rehabilitation care teams at Ascension St. Vincent’s are committed to providing the right recovery care for you after surgery. Our outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Manage your recovery with cardiac rehabilitation

Your care team listens to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you and your doctor to create a cardiac rehabilitation plan that’s right for you. Our goal is to deliver care to help you quickly recover and get you back to the activities you love. Your nurses and exercise specialists work with you to strengthen your heart and lungs and help manage your symptoms. During cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, we monitor your heart and nutrition and lifestyle changes to lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and improve your overall health. We also help you cope with stress by providing support to you and your family.

A doctor's referral is required to participate in the program. Medicare Part B and other private health insurance plans provide a covered benefit for participating in general or intensive cardiac rehabilitation.

Ask your heart doctor if you are a candidate for cardiac rehabilitation. Your care plan is personalized for you based on your heart condition and recent heart surgery or procedure, such as:

  • Bypass surgery
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary stent or angioplasty
  • Heart attack
  • Heart pump
  • Heart valve replacement or repair
  • Treatment for angina

Program features and benefits

Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation can help improve your recovery. Your care team coordinates care over a six-week period. Most adults attend three sessions per week. We offer flexible morning and afternoon classes at Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside Hospital.

The goals of our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program include:

  • Controlling weight and improving cholesterol levels
  • Creating healthy lifestyle habits and managing stress
  • Increasing self-confidence
  • Reducing your symptoms and helping to prevent another cardiac event
  • Helping you return to work and activities of daily living
  • Strengthening and conditioning your heart and lungs
  • Helping you understand your medications and how to manage your heart condition

Exercise options after completing the program

Your care doesn’t end after completing your cardiac rehabilitation. Managing your heart care is easier with a doctor and supportive care team who connect you to community resources and fitness programs.

Refer your patient to a cardiac rehabilitation specialist

Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our rehabilitation care teams start by listening to fully understand your patient’s needs and to develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call - 904-308-7560.