Strengthen your heart with cardiac rehabilitation at Mount Auburn Hospital. Through education, counseling and supervised exercise, you’ll improve your overall health.
Ask for a Referral
You’ll need a physician’s referral for cardiac rehabilitation at Mount Auburn Hospital. For more information, talk to your doctor or call us at 617-499-5024. Referring physicians may download a copy of our Cardiac Rehabilitation form.
Do I Need Cardiac Rehab?
Your doctor may recommend cardiac rehabilitation if you:
- Have been diagnosed with a heart attack in the past year
- Experience chest pain (stable angina)
- Get an angioplasty or stent to open a clogged artery
- Receive coronary bypass surgery
- Undergo heart valve surgery
- Get a heart or heart-lung transplant
What Happens During Rehabilitation?
Before you begin rehabilitation, a nurse and exercise physiologist will review your medical history, lifestyle habits, and physical abilities and limitations. You’ll then receive personalized recommendations for a program that includes:
- Supervised group exercise, including walking on a treadmill, cycling on a stationary bike and lifting weights
- Individual and group educational sessions about topics such as:
- Eating nutritious foods
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Managing cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Quitting smoking and avoiding secondhand smoke
- Using medications correctly
- Support that improves your mood and helps you navigate life transitions and relationship changes after a cardiac event
How Long Does Rehab Last?
To get the most benefit from your program, participate in cardiac rehabilitation three times a week for three months.