Cardiac Health & Rehabilitation Program

The Cardiac Health & Rehabilitation Program, part of the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, provides expert care and support to those recovering from heart disease and certain heart disease treatments. 

Cardiac Rehab Specialists With Expertise Helping You Recover 

Our cardiac rehab specialists help you make important heart-healthy lifestyle changes through personalized education, counseling and monitored exercise. 

Our program is built around five key services: 

  • Exercise training under direct physician supervision 
  • Nutrition counseling 
  • Review and management of medications 
  • Lifestyle management 
  • Risk-factor modification 


Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program 

Our outpatient cardiac rehab program helps you make essential lifestyle changes through supervised exercise and classes on nutrition, stress management and behavior modification. 

As you recover, you will work with our dedicated dietitians, pharmacists and physiologists, who can address any questions or concerns you may have along the way. 


Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program 

Our inpatient cardiac rehab program focuses on the needs of patients recovering from certain heart procedures, including: 

  • Angioplasty and stent placement 
  • Coronary artery bypass 
  • Valve replacement or repair 
  • Heart transplant 


Rehabilitation usually begins within hours after surgery and continues through most of your stay. 

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