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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

Cardiac Rehabilitation is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people with heart issues. At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s, we're dedicated to helping our patients recuperate and live a heart-healthier lifestyle.

Studies have shown that participation in a Cardiac Rehabilitation program leads to faster recovery and fewer hospital stays in the future. Cardiac Rehabilitation may reduce future heart attacks and decrease the risk of death following a heart attack.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is endorsed by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for all patients with a recent heart attack, angioplasty, stent or heart surgery.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is provided in three phases:

Phase I: Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Phase I is for patients in the hospital and focuses on:

  • Keeping patients active
  • Increasing awareness of risk factors for heart disease with behavior modification
  • Educating patients about their heart medications
  • Helping patients begin an exercise program

Phase II & III: Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Phase II begins after patients return home and focuses on:

  • An evaluation by a cardiac rehab nurse
  • Monitored exercise
  • Educational sessions

Phase III encourages a lifetime commitment to heart healthy activities and are offered at three HealthONE locations:

  • Rose Medical Center
  • The Medical Center of Aurora
  • Sky Ridge Medical Center

For Phase II and III class time and availability, please call 303.869.2096

To learn more about the benefits of our program, which is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, watch videos of our Cardiac Rehabilitation participants.