Cardiac Rehab

patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation

If you’re recovering from a heart condition or heart surgery, cardiac rehabilitation can improve your outcomes, reduce the length of your recovery and help your heart grow stronger.


The cardiac rehab program at Houston Methodist offers multiple physician-monitored cardiac rehabilitation facilities throughout the Greater Houston area — where you can continue treatment if you’re recovering from:

Our Approach to Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our specialized team of rehabilitation experts work together to create an individualized cardiac rehab program designed for your specific needs.

The team helps oversee your rehab progress, helping you build strength and learn more about your specific heart condition — reducing your risk of future cardiac events.


We provide cardiac rehab services if you have experienced any of the following issues, conditions or procedures:

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery within the past six months
  • Heart attack within the past 12 months
  • Angioplasty or stent within the past six months
  • Stable angina positive stress test within the past six months
  • Valve repair or replacement within the past six months
  • Heart or combined heart-lung transplant within the past 12 months
  • Stable congestive heart failure (class II to IV with EF <35%)
  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation


What Are the Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation?

A person recovering from a heart condition or surgery typically experiences improved outcomes and is able to more proactively manage his or her condition after participating in a cardiac rehab program following diagnosis or surgery.


Benefits of cardiac rehab include:

  • Quicker recovery, meaning you can get back to your normal, daily activities faster
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Decreased dependence on medications
  • Reduced risk of heart attack
  • Gradual weight loss
  • Improved strength and energy
  • Decreased, or even reversal of, hardening of the arteries

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