Cardiac Rehabilitation

Recover after a heart attack or heart surgery by taking advantage of cardiac rehabilitation through UNC REX Healthcare. You’ll benefit from supervised exercise, health education, peer support and one-on-one counseling that provide the tools you need to enjoy a full, productive life.

What to Expect From Rehabilitation

Join fellow patients for hour-long rehabilitation sessions three times a week for three months. Medical professionals will help you develop an exercise regimen, set fitness goals, and monitor your vital signs to protect your health.

Your personalized cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to help you:

  • Reduce the risk of future heart problems
  • Increase strength, energy and overall wellness 
  • Decrease stress 
  • Improve your sense of control over your well-being
  • Learn how to achieve a healthy lifestyle

After completing rehabilitation, ask your care team about enrolling in the UNC REX Cardiac Maintenance program to stay fit long-term.

Certification Means Quality Care

UNC REX Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. That means you can trust us to provide qualified staff, tend to both your physical and psychosocial well-being, and follow strict guidelines to ensure your safety.

Insurance & Billing

Most health insurance plans cover cardiac rehabilitation. Billing is on a per-service basis.

Mended Hearts Support Group

Share your story, get advice, provide encouragement and learn about heart health in the Mended Hearts support group for patients and families. Members meet in the cardiac rehab area of the UNC REX Hospital Birth Center on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Ask for a Referral

Ask your doctor to refer you to cardiac rehabilitation at UNC REX Healthcare. For more information about the program, call 919-784-3756.

North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital

Dr Usher - NC Heart HospitalWe built the North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital for many reasons. To bring the most advanced technology to our community. To gather top specialists in one location. To teach others how to lead heart healthy lives. But the best reasons are our patients.

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