Medically Monitored Exercise Program and Education for Cardiac Recovery
Loyola Medicine is proud to offer a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program for patients who have experienced a cardiac event or cardiac surgery. Enrolling in Loyola’s cardiac rehab program can help you improve your long-term quality of life.
Our cardiac rehab program is a medically monitored exercise and education program that is divided into two phases: Phase I (inpatient) and Phase II (outpatient). Our overall emphasis in both phases is risk factor education, body strengthening and risk reduction for another cardiac event.
Our program is recommended for patients who have experienced any of the following cardiac events:
- Chest pain (angina)
- Coronary bypass surgery
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Heart transplant
- Open heart surgery
Loyola is committed to helping you tailor a cardiac rehab plan that is right for you. In all treatment plans, we promote the life skills necessary to improve heart health, resume routine and regain your normal activity levels.
Why Choose Loyola for Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Loyola’s cardiology and heart surgery program is nationally recognized for the diagnosis and treatment of aortic conditions. We work with you to help you understand your condition and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
What to Expect
What to Expect with Cardiac Rehabilitation at Loyola
When you enter Loyola’s cardiac rehab program, our highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals will review your medical history and develop a plan that is right for you.
Phase I of cardiac rehab is offered on an inpatient basis during your recovery period, and is designed to ensure a safe return to normal routine. Phase I is implemented by a team of specially trained nurses and rehabilitation technicians, who focus on your movement and education in preparation for hospital discharge.
Phase II of cardiac rehab is offered on an outpatient basis at Loyola’s Burr Ridge clinic, Gottlieb Hospital and MacNeal Hospital. Your first visit is with a trained nurse who will help you establish goals to reduce risk of future cardiac conditions and tailor an exercise program specific to your needs.
Over the course of 12 weeks (36 sessions), a multidisciplinary team of nurses, rehabilitation technicians, dietitians and others will work to improve your cardiac health and provide lifestyle education in collaboration with your primary care physician and cardiologist. Classes are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm, but times can vary based on location. Classes are arranged to fit your needs and last for an hour.