Cardiac Rehabilitation

Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation at Yale-New Haven Hospital helps patients transition to a normal, active life following a cardiac event. Cardiac rehab is for anyone with a recent heart problem, such as:
  • A heart attack
  • Angioplasty and stent placement, coronary bypass, valve replacement or heart transplant
  • Stable angina, irregular heart rhythms, congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy
  • Ventricular assist device implant

Our team of exercise physiologists, onsite cardiologists and nutritionists identify specific exercises, including the appropriate intensity, duration and pace that are best for your health. Whatever your level, we tailor the most effective program for you.

According to the American Heart Association, cardiac rehab has been shown to help patients get back on their feet, lower blood pressure, boost good cholesterol and reduce the risk of further heart problems. In addition, there is increasing evidence that cardiac rehab can also help reduce depression, anger and other psychological problems that can follow a heart attack or surgery.