Yes, you can have an active, healthy life after surviving a heart attack or undergoing life-saving procedures like heart surgery. Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that offers extra support, education and coaching to get you on the right track.
Medical insurance and Medicare typically pay for cardiac rehab.
Studies show that participating in cardiac rehab programs can:
When you participate in our cardiac rehabilitation program, you take a proactive role in regaining your physical health and mental well-being.
We understand it can be difficult to start cardiac rehabilitation when you are still feeling unwell or are anxious about your recent heart attack, heart surgery or other condition. But our supportive rehab team – and your fellow program participants – can make recovery easier and even pleasant.
When you choose us for cardiac rehab, you can expect:
This phase starts while you are in the hospital, immediately after heart surgery or another treatment.
Depending on your diagnosis, insurance (including Medicare) usually covers this portion of rehab.
This phase usually starts one to four weeks after you return home. You will need a referral from your doctor to participate. You most likely will attend up to three cardiac rehab sessions a week for up to 36 sessions.
The program includes supervised exercise at an Aurora hospital or clinic. We also offer:
During this phase, you will work on maintaining the good habits you have learned with the continued support of our cardiac rehab staff and your fellow participants.
You may want to continue attending supervised classes and exercise sessions, but check with your health insurer. They may not cover the cost.
We offer cardiac rehab programs at these 14 locations: