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

Helping improve your heart recovery

Cardiac rehabilitation care teams at Ascension Saint Thomas in Tennessee deliver personalized care for your heart after surgery or a heart attack.

Understanding your heart and lung health after surgery is important to help prevent a heart attack. Care teams at Ascension Saint Thomas are committed to providing the right care for your heart. We offer cardiac rehabilitation locations in Nashville and Murfreesboro.

Manage your recovery with cardiac rehabilitation

Your health is our priority. Our nurses and exercise physiologists collaborate directly with our doctors at Ascension Saint Thomas Heart. Our care teams listen to understand you and your health concerns. We will work with you to create a cardiac rehabilitation plan that promotes a safe and quick recovery. Your care team specializes in strengthening your heart and lungs and helping you manage your symptoms. During cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, we monitor your heart and discuss medications. We also help you make 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 general or intensive cardiac rehabilitation. 

Ask your heart doctor if you are a candidate for cardiac rehabilitation

Acceptance into a cardiac rehabilitation program 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 and pulmonary rehabilitation can help speed up your recovery and keep your heart and lungs healthy. Our program focuses on:

  • 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 a fitness program that’s right for you. At our wellness centers in Murfreesboro and Nashville and hospitals in McMinnville and Smithville, Tennessee, we provide comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs. Our care teams at our medically-based fitness facilities offer a range of exercise options and fitness services.


Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Wellness Center
1840 Medical Center Parkway Suite 203
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-396-5511

Ascension Saint Thomas West Wellness Center
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: 615-222-2008

Ascension Saint Thomas River Park Cardiac Rehabilitation
1559 Sparta St. Suite 100
McMinnville, TN 37110
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Phone: 931-815-4285

Ascension Saint Thomas Dekalb Cardiac Rehabilitation
527 W. Main St.
Smithville, TN 37166
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 615-215-5358

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.