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Cardiac Rehab Programs

You deserve a cardiac rehab clinic that provides more than an exercise routine. Our medically trained staff is committed to developing rehabilitation programs to help you recover from heart surgery that results from heart attack and heart disease. We help you make lifestyle changes that maintain a healthy heart. Using cardiac monitoring equipment, we're able to catch heart abnormalities that might otherwise go unnoticed, allowing you to get the treatment you need. Click on a clinic below to find your specialized, heart rehab program.


Cardiac Rehab Locations - Hot Springs and Little Rock


Who is eligible for cardiac rehab?

You are eligible for our cardiac rehab program if diagnosed with any coronary artery disease below:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Angioplasty / PTCA / stenting
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Myocardial Infarction (heart attack)
  • Physician diagnosed of stable angina
  • Valve replacement surgery
  • Other heart diseases may qualify, based on physician referral and insurance approval

What is cardiac rehab?

  • Personalized risk factor assessment & risk factor modification plan
  • Individualized exercise plans
  • Telemetry monitored exercise sessions
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Smoking cessation counseling
  • Group educational classes regarding topics related to coronary artery disease
  • Continued exercise opportunity in the form of our Maintenance Exercise Program

Patients Benefit from CHI St. Vincent's Cardiac Rehab Program

Tangela Harris-McClendo Trains for Health After Open Heart Surgery

As seen on KARK 4 News

Tangela Harris-McClendon had mitral valve repair surgery in September 2016. After surgery, her doctors recommended she go through cardiac rehabilitation.

Cardiac rehabilitation is a program specially designed to help heart patients regain their strength after surgery in a medically supervised atmosphere where abnormalities in heart rate and rhythm can be detected.

When Tangela first began the program she could barely walk for five minutes, but now that she is tackling her 31st session, she can workout on just about every machine in the room!

Learn more about our Heart Care services and specialists.


Nationally Certified Cardiac Rehab Programs

Our program is American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACYDR) nationally certified and is defined as a comprehensive service involving:

  • Medical evaluations
  • Prescribed exercise regimen
  • Cardiac risk factor modification
  • Lifestyle education

The cardiac rehab program offers medically supervised exercise sessions to help patients return to a productive lifestyle faster, safer, and more efficiently. The benefits from hard work in this program last a lifetime.