Cardiac Rehabilitation

Improve Your Health, Reduce Heart Risks

If you or a loved one has had heart surgery, a heart attack or other cardiac event, cardiac rehabilitation plays a vital role in your recovery.

Cardiac rehab speeds healing, helps reduce heart disease symptoms and the chances of having more heart problems. In fact, research shows patients who complete cardiac rehab dramatically reduce their risk of death or having a heart attack.

You’ll be glad to know that Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular offers a comprehensive, nationally certified cardiac rehabilitation program.

What does cardiac rehabilitation involve?

Cardiac rehab is a specialized 12-week program of monitored exercise and educational classes tailored to your unique health and lifestyle needs. It starts with a one-on-one health evaluation and includes:

A medically monitored exercise program to strengthen your heart.

Offered in our well-equipped gyms, it’s safe, appropriate for your age and physical abilities, and tailored to your personal goals and lifestyle. When you complete the program, we’ll also develop a home exercise regimen to help you maintain your heart health.

Personalized education about healthy living to reduce heart risks.

Classes address risk-reduction strategies including weight loss, medication management, nutrition and how to cook heart-healthy meals, controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, and stress management.

Your cardiac rehab team includes registered nurses, exercise physiologists and dietitians – all working together to help you in your recovery.

Am I a candidate for cardiac rehabilitation?

Our cardiac rehab program is open to patients who have had or have:

  • Recent heart attack
  • Recent heart surgery
  • Heart valve disease
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Stable angina (chest pain)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Recent angioplasty or stent placement

Is a physician referral required for cardiac rehabilitation?

Yes, a referral from your doctor is required to start the program. We can assist you in this process. Just call us during regular business hours at (503) 251-6260.

Does insurance cover cardiac rehabilitation?

Yes, most insurance plans, including Medicare, pay for cardiac rehab services. Your plan may have certain deductible or co-pay requirements, however. We can help verify your insurance company’s level of coverage.

Questions? Simply contact us at:

Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Adventist Medical Center
10000 SE Main Street
Portland, OR 97216
(503) 251-6260
(360) 699-4488
(503) 251-6300 (TDD-Hearing Impaired Assistance)