A Cardiac Rehabilitation program can help you actively participate in your own recovery with confidence. These programs are carefully designed to accommodate your individual needs. Through participation in cardiac rehabilitation, you can keep yourself on the road to recovery.
Cardiac Rehabilitation’s main goal is to assist you in developing a heart healthy lifestyle. Your plan will include two major components: monitored physical activity and education with risk factor reduction counseling.
Monitored physical activity allows you to gradually increase the efficiency of your heart and lungs, strengthen your muscles, while at the same time helps you gain the confidence you need to resume activities of daily living. Your individual exercise plan is established and progressed based on your cardiac responses and other medical conditions.
Through education you will begin to understand your heart condition and ways to reduce your risk for future heart problems. You’ll develop a realistic plan for reducing your heart risk factors, and participate in nutrition and stress management sessions. Individual smoking cessation counseling is available if indicated.
How long does the program last?
Participants typically spend six to twelve weeks in cardiac rehabilitation, attending one to three sessions per week, and should begin soon after discharge if appropriate. The length of your program may depend upon your goals, recovery progress, and your physicians’ recommendation.
Is it covered by my insurance?
Your insurance may cover all or part of the cost for your cardiac rehabilitation sessions. Insurance plans vary, so we can assist you with verification of coverage at your request.
How do I get started?
Entrance into the program will require a physician referral. If you feel you could benefit from the program you should discuss it with your physician and request a referral.
Remember you’re not in this alone. The cardiac rehabilitation team will help you and your family learn how to cope with the stress of adjusting to a new lifestyle. The Heart-healthy skills you learn in cardiac rehabilitation can last a lifetime. The St. David’s Health Care Partnership is ready to help get you started.
Where are these programs located?
Please make an appointment at one of the following Cardiac Rehabilitation program listed below.
St David’s Georgetown Healthcare System Cardiac Rehabilitation
2000 Scenic Dr.
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Telephone: (512) 942-4158
St. David’s Medical Center Cardiac Prevention/Rehabilitation
900 East 30th St., Suite #314
Austin, Texas 78705
Telephone: (512) 544-4263
St David’s North Austin Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation
12221 Mopac Expressway North, South Entrance
Austin, Texas 78758
Telephone: (512) 901-1850
St David’s Round Rock Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation
2400 Round Rock Avenue
Round Rock, TX 78681
Telephone: (512) 341-6586
St David’s South Austin Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation
621 Radam Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78745
Telephone: (512) 730-3333
Recommended Free Education Class:
Living Well with Heart Disease Class- St. David’s Medical Center
This is a free class including education on heart disease, medication and risk, heart healthy nutrition, and stress management.
- 3rd Thursday of every month, 9:00 AM to 12:00PM
- Park St David’s Suite 101
900 E 30th St.
Austin, TX 78705
*Please call to RSVP for class 512-544-4263