Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Houston Methodist offers multiple physician-monitored cardiac rehabilitation facilities throughout the Greater Houston area to continue treatment for heart patients recovering from heart attack, angioplasty/stent, stable angina, open-heart surgery and congestive heart failure. Our cardiac rehab services enable patients to build strength through individual exercise and learn about heart disease to help reduce the risk of future cardiac events.

The cardiac rehab program provides supervised exercise and education for any patient who has had the following issues:

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

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Patients typically experience improved outcomes and are able to manage their heart condition proactively when they participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program following diagnosis or surgery, including regular physical activity to help your heart get stronger.

Some benefits of cardiac rehab include the following:

  • Faster recovery time, getting you back to normal, daily activities
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Decreased dependence on medications
  • Reduced risk of heart attack
  • Gradual weight loss
  • Improved strength and energy
  • Decreased or reversal hardening of the arteries

A specialized team of medical professionals will oversee your progress and help create an individualized cardiac rehab program designed for your specific needs.

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