Cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to helping individuals
with heart disease reach their optimum level of functioning through a
program of monitored progressive physical exercise, risk factor modification,
education and support.
How do I enroll?
A physician referral is required to participate. Many insurance companies
reimburse full or partial costs of cardiac rehabilitation. Checking with
your insurance carrier is advised prior to starting the program.
For further information or to set up a consultation appointment, call
Phase I – Inpatient Program
Phase I begins in the hospital after a cardiac event. This phase includes
light supervised exercise, cardiac risk assessment and education. Participants
are provided with an educational packet by cardiac rehabilitation and
hospital nurses. You will learn about risk factors, diet, your medications,
sexual activity, exercise and your home care instruction.
Phase II – Outpatient Program
An individually designed exercise program, consisting of one-hour sessions,
three times per week, for a twelve-week period is standard for optimal
reconditioning benefits. The exercises prescribed in cardiac rehabilitation
are designed to help build strength and flexibility. During exercise,
the participant's ECG, heart rate, rhythm, and blood pressure are
monitored closely. Conditioning is attained through gradual progressive
increases in workload intensities using a variety of exercise equipment
including treadmills, bicycles, Nusteps®, and weights. The staff will
also guide you in achieving your lifestyle goals.
Included in the cardiac rehabilitation program is an appointment with
our registered dietician. The dietician will be calling to schedule this
Many patients feel depression, anxiety, or anger following their cardiac
event. We offer assistance with a licensed clinical social worker to help
with your emotional needs. Additionally, a cardiac support group, "Heart
Matters," meets monthly to discuss a variety of emotional issues
relating to heart disease.
There is an ongoing Cardiovascular Educational Series included. All participants
and their families are encouraged to attend. Class topics include Understanding
Heart Disease, Heart Healthy Eating, Cardiovascular Exercise & Strength
Training, Medications and Stress Reduction.
View Heart & Vascular Education Classes
Phase III – Maintenance
Phase III is a semi-independent unmonitored program, which can start after
completing Phase II. This is an optional phase of continued supervised
exercise and support, scheduled two or three times weekly and should complement
a home program.
Who Will Benefit?
Individuals with any of the following cardiac conditions may benefit from
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Chest pain (angina pectoris)
- Interventional cardiac procedures like coronary angioplasty, percutaneous
intervention (PCI), stents, etc.
- Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
- Valve surgery
- Cardiac Transplant
Hoag Cardiac Rehabilitation is offered at two convenient locations:
Hoag Health Center-Newport Beach
520 Superior Ave., Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hoag Health Center Irvine-Sand Canyon
16305 Sand Canyon Ave., Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.