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Cardiac Rehab

Heart Care

Trinity Cardiac Rehab Center



"With the help of the cardiac staff and cardiac rehab, I have gained the tools to handle my cardiac health. I knew exercise would improve my health; the benefit I didn't anticipate was the forming of friendships and the sense of a built-in support group. All this has given me a positive state of mind, which gives me better heart healthy habits."

- Trinity Cardiac Rehab Patient

Rehabilitating Cardiac Patients

Cardiac Rehab is a program for people who have had a heart attack, stent placement, angina, heart bypass surgery, heart valve surgery or heart transplant surgery.  There are three phases to the Cardiac Rehab program.

Phase I Cardiac Rehabilitation - Inpatient Cardiac Rehab
Phase I Cardiac Rehab begins while the patient is in the hospital. The program includes basic cardiac education and an exercise program ordered by a physician.  

Phase II Cardiac Rehab - Outpatient Cardiac Rehab
Phase II Cardiac Rehab includes an exercise and education program for cardiac patients and those considered at high risk for heart disease. Many people in the program have been in the hospital recently for a heart problem such as heart attack or heart surgery. A physician referral is needed for the program. The program includes heart monitored exercise, education and counseling for patients and family members.


Phase III - Maintenance Cardiac Rehab
The Phase III program provides an exercise program for continuing and maintaining the health habits of the Phase II program. It is a self pay program available three days per week. Education is provided, as needed. A physician referral is required for admission to the program.