Cardiac Rehabilitation Find a Location Find a Doctor Heart & Vascular Arrhythmia Center Diagnostic Testing Treatments/Procedures Cardiology Heart Attack Care Minimally Invasive Procedures Clinical Research Diagnostic Services Heart Surgery Other Services Cardio-Oncology Cardiac Rehab Heart Failure Center Patient Success Stories Prevention & Wellness AHA Training Center CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit Hands-only CPR Healing Hearts Women's Support Group Heart Healthy Lifestyle Tips My Heart Rocks Take Time For Your Heart Women and Heart Disease Tobacco Cessation E-cigarette Education Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Nicotine Medication Nicotine Replacement Nicotine Therapy Success Stories Tobacco Cessation Resources Valve Center Treatments Your Hospital Stay Care After Heart Surgery Intensive Care for Heart Conditions Nurses with Heart Care Expertise Partners in Heart Care Transitional Care Units Why Cardiac Rehab Is Important If you're managing a heart condition or recovering from heart surgery or cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of taking care of your health. Our cardiac rehab team includes doctors, registered nurses, exercise physiologists, pharmacists and dietitians. We’ll work with you to design a personalized program that’s right for you. We can help you regain the strength and confidence you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Our Cardiac Rehab Program The first phase of our three-phase program begins when you’re in the hospital. A rehab specialist will meet with you to discuss your needs and put together a rehab plan based on your lifestyle and goals. Exercise and Education Phase two begins a few weeks after you’ve left the hospital and lasts six to 12 weeks. Your rehab therapist will update your doctors on your progress as you go through the program. Your program includes: Three exercise sessions each week, led by a rehab therapist who will guide you through exercise and monitor your heart while you work out. Weekly education sessions that cover stress management, nutrition, medicine and other factors that affect your risk of disease. We schedule these around your exercise sessions so it’s convenient for you. One-on-one counseling to help you modify your heart disease risk factors. A personalized exercise plan that you can follow long term. Most insurance plans cover part or all of the second phase of the program, but check with your insurance provider about your coverage. Maintain Your Fitness The third phase of our rehab program is exercise maintenance, which doesn’t include medical monitoring. An exercise physiologist will continue to work with you on your fitness goals. This phase of the program is self-pay and isn’t covered by insurance. At the St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute, we understand that a heart condition can be challenging. It’s a life-changing event — we help you make it a change for the better. Get Started in Cardiac Rehab If you think cardiac rehab is right for you or a family member, call us and we’ll call your doctor. Cardiac Rehab Center - Edgewood 830 Thomas More Pkwy., Suite 102 Edgewood, KY 41017 (859) 301-3600 Cardiac Rehab Center - Ft. Thomas 85 North Grand Ave. Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 (859) 572-3382 Cardiac Rehab Center - Grant Address: 300 Barnes Rd. Williamstown, KY 41097 (859) 824-8244 Get Heart Healthy Our Take Time for Your Heart program offers expert diet and health advice to help you lead a healthy life. Learn More Cardiac Rehab Program Update The St. Elizabeth Phase II Cardiac Rehab and Healthy Hearts Phase III Cardiac Rehab programs are currently suspended due to the health situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our patients’ safety is our top priority. When the public health risk subsides and we know when we will reopen, we will update this message. Why Cardiac Rehab? Benefits of Cardiac Rehab Studies show that cardiac rehab offers a number of benefits. It can help you: Return to work and other activities sooner. Strengthen your heart and lungs, and improve muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. Lower cholesterol, blood pressure, stress and heart disease risk. It also helps you manage your blood sugar levels. Improve your self-confidence. Increase your energy level and stamina.