What is Cardiovascular Rehabilitation?

Cardiovascular rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to optimize a cardiac patient's physical, psychological, and social functioning, in addition to stabilizing, slowing, or even reversing the progression of underlying cardiovascular disease processes, thereby reducing death and disability.

If you've been diagnosed with a heart-related condition, your primary physician, surgeon, and/or cardiologist may decide to prescribe a medical therapy to help strengthen your heart, reduce risk factors, with regard to the progression of cardiovascular disease, inform you about healthier lifestyle choices, and help you live the highest quality of life achievable, with focus on your overall cardiovascular health and functioning. Our staff is dedicated to helping you recover faster and more completely. Let us help you get educated on your heart health, learn how to be more active, and get on with your life as a stronger and healthier you.

Our staff, in collaboration with our medical director, will work to provide you with:

  • Confidence to perform daily activities and hobbies
  • Education to live a healthier lifestyle
  • Knowledge and guidance to help you adapt to a new, improved lifestyle
  • Motivation and encouragement to meet your goals regarding your cardiovascular health
  • Our Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program focuses on individuals who have cardiovascular disease, and are at subsequent risk for the progression of cardiovascular disease, including patients who are:

  • Currently living with a certain type of angina or chest pain
  • Recovering from a heart attack
  • Recovering from a heart or heart-lung transplant
  • Recovering from coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Recovering from coronary artery angioplasty(balloon procedure)and/or coronary artery stent placement
  • Recovering from heart valve replacement or repair
  • Living with heart failure
  • Our Cardiovascular Rehabilitation program can help you to:

  • Feel better, faster
  • Improve heart muscle strength
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Improve blood sugar levels
  • Improve blood cholesterol levels
  • Improve energy levels, strength, and balance
  • Improve shortness of breath
  • Reduce body fat
  • Reduce disability
  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce the risks of future heart and vascular problems
  • Reduce tobacco/nicotine usage
  • A physician's referral is required to participate in the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program at Acadian Medical Center.




    Managing your heart failure can be physically and emotionally challenging. You can overcome these challenges by following your heart failure management plan every day. This includes taking steps to reduce your symptoms, and reporting symptoms to your healthcare provider.

    Your First Choice for Cardiac Rehabilitation

    A special program designed for individuals with cardiovascular disease

    We are proud to offer this service to our Acadian Medical Center patients.

    To learn more, call our Cardiac Rehab department at 337-580-7847 or 337-580-7848