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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 four  HealthONE locations:

  • The Medical Center of Aurora
  • Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Rose Medical Center
  • 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.