Cardiac Rehabilitation at St. Jude Medical Center

Our comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps people recovering from heart disease—and those at risk—regain their health and achieve a normal, healthy lifestyle. The program is recognized by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care and for offering the most advanced practices available.

2259.0 miles away
714-446-7955
Mon - Fri: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cardiac Rehabilitation at St. Jude Medical Center

Our comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps people recovering from heart disease—and those at risk—regain their health and achieve a normal, healthy lifestyle. The program is recognized by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care and for offering the most advanced practices available.

2259.0 miles away
Mon - Fri: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Through a carefully designed blend of exercise therapy, education, and support we can help you recover faster, reduce your risk of future heart problems, and give you more energy to do the things you enjoy.

Our multidisciplinary rehabilitation team includes a physician, advance-practice cardiac nurses, exercise physiologists, educators and registered dietitians—each contributing their expertise to ensure your successful recovery.

If you're just recovering from a cardiac event, walking on a treadmill may be the last thing you're interested in. But we can help you through the fear and anxiety—as you find yourself gaining strength, learning heart-healthy behaviors and feeling dramatically better.

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to benefit adults of all ages and fitness levels who have experienced any of the following:

  • Heart attack
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Coronary atherectomy
  • Stent placement
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Stable angina
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplant 

Our highly successful three-phase program begins immediately following a cardiac event and continues as necessary. Phases One and Two are typically covered by Medicare and most insurance plans, while Phase Three is a fee-based program. To enroll or get more information, please call us at 714-992-3000 ext. 3789.

Phase one

Beginning while you're in the hospital recovering from surgery or a cardiac event, our inpatient rehabilitation staff will help you and your family understand the most important aspects of recovery and prepare you for discharge. You and your family will receive individualized instruction about heart disease and its warning signs, how to take your medications, proper nutrition, how to exercise, and stress management. Prior to discharge, we'll outline a home exercise program to help you get started on returning to an active, healthier lifestyle.

Phase two

An outpatient program and requires a physician referral. You'll begin a closely monitored physical conditioning program—using treadmills, recumbent bikes and specially designed equipment—to improve your heart function and overall health. This is not a "one size fits all" approach. Under the direction of a physician, our exercise physiologists and advance-practice nurses will design a program tailored to your needs. You'll participate in monitored exercise sessions three times a week, gradually increasing your goals and accomplishments.

Ongoing education and group classes provide you with the skills to succeed, including: heart-healthy eating, medication management, stress reduction, and proper exercise. Any complications are immediately reported to your physician and progress reports are shared at the program's conclusion. Most of our patients find they feel better and are more active than ever before. Once you've completed Phase Two, you can build on your success by moving to Phase Three or we can refer you to appropriate community resources.

Phase three

A program that allows you to continue exercising and improving your health with less intensive supervision. Here we'll help you continue your long-term exercise program—something you can follow the rest of your life and provide ongoing support for your lifestyle changes. Enjoy the best of both worlds with guidance and support from our therapists and cardiac nurses, as well as the equipment and energy level of a fitness center.

You can remain in our Phase Three program up to three months or as necessary. Our friendly, supportive environment makes continuing to exercise regularly easy while transitioning to independence.

Why Choose Us for Your Cardiac Rehabilitation?

As our patient, you know you’re getting access to leading-edge innovations and treatments that lead to world-class outcomes. Here are three reasons so many patients choose us for their cardiac rehabilitation each year:

At Providence, your care goes beyond surgery and other therapies to provide whole-person support. Your team works closely with you to create a personalized plan to improve your cardiac health over time. Your care team may help you develop an exercise routine, make lifestyle and dietary changes and provide emotional support.

Board-certified cardiologists oversee our cardiac rehabilitation program. You’ll also receive care from exercise physiologists and registered nurses with special training in coronary care, cardiovascular disease and cardiac rehabilitation. They’ll help you learn about heart health, build up your strength and stamina and support your overall recovery so you can live life to the fullest.

Every cardiovascular patient at Providence benefits from a collaborative network that includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. Our extensive experience in improving heart health for thousands of patients means you’re getting the best, most experienced care.

THE POWER OF OUR NETWORK

Part of the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute of Orange County

  • As a top-tier research institute, we’ll offer you the most innovative treatment – all in the comfort of your local community hospital.
  • Through our cutting-edge cardiac genetics program, we’ll help you understand your risk and develop a care plan together.
  • More than 9,000 heart patients choose us for their care each year.

Learn More About the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute in Orange County

Rehabbing Injured Hearts

This year, nearly 800,000 Americans will have a heart attack and another 550,000 will receive a diagnosis of heart failure.

Numerous studies show those who participate in cardiac rehabilitation have lower rates of death and a higher quality of life, including more energy, lower rates of depression and a more successful recovery. “The data is clear: cardiac rehabilitation helps people live longer and do better,” explains Jesus Vera, MD, a board-certified interventional cardiologist at St. Jude.

Just ask Matt. After successful quadruple heart bypass surgery, Matt spent five days in the Critical Care and Cardiac Units before beginning his journey back to health with the help of Cardiac Rehabilitation.