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

Cardiac rehabilitation in Tulsa

Our cardiac rehabilitation care team at Ascension St. John provides a personalized 12-week program for your heart recovery after surgery.

Understanding your heart health after a cardiac event is important to help prevent a future heart attack. Care teams at Ascension St. John are committed to providing the right care for your heart. Our outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program at Ascension St. John Medical Center in Tulsa and Ascension St. John Jane Phillips in Bartlesville is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. We also have cardiac rehabilitation services at Ascension St. John Broken Arrow and Ascension St. John Sapulpa.

Manage your recovery with cardiac rehabilitation

Your health is our priority. Our care teams listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a cardiac rehabilitation plan that promotes a safe and faster recovery. Our nurses and exercise physiologists specialize in strengthening your heart and lungs and helping you manage your symptoms. During cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, we monitor your heart and discuss medications, nutrition and lifestyle changes to help 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 cardiac rehabilitation.

AFib patient talking with his cardiologist at an Ascension site of care. Ask your heart doctor if you are a candidate for cardiac rehabilitation. Your care plan is 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 transplant or heart pump
  • Heart valve replacement or repair
  • Treatment for angina

Program features and benefits

Cardiac rehabilitation can help accelerate your recovery. Your care team coordinates care over a six to 12-week period. Most adults attend two to three sessions per week, Monday through Friday. Ascension St. John offers several cardiac rehabilitation locations.

Our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program emphasizes:

  • 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
  • Returning to work and activities of daily living
  • Strengthening and conditioning your heart and lungs
  • Understanding 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. We also provide supportive care and help connect you with community fitness programs. Ask about discounted memberships with no enrollment fee at the Ascension St. John Siegfried Health Club in Tulsa and Ascension St. John Jane Phillips Wellness Connection in Bartlesville.