Rehabilitation after Heart Disease, Intervention and Surgery
Cardiac rehabilitation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an outpatient, medically supervised lifestyle and exercise program for patients who have cardiovascular disease or are recovering from heart surgery or a cardiac procedure. Our multidisciplinary team —cardiologists, cardiac nurses, exercise physiologists, physical therapists and registered dietitians—designs personalized care plans for each patient.
Studies have shown that patients who participate in cardiac rehabilitation live longer, with a better quality of life, than those who do not. Sessions are held once-twice weekly for 10-11 weeks and are designed to achieve exercise, behavioral and educational goals. Most insurance plans cover the costs of the program.