Cardiac Rehabilitation

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to improve and optimize the physical, mental, and social functioning of people with cardiovascular disease. These programs slow down the progression of cardiovascular disease and, in some cases, reverse the buildup of blockages already present in arteries.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is highly recommended for one or more of the following conditions: any type of myocardial infarction (heart attack) or acute coronary syndrome over the past year, angina (chest pain or pressure), heart failure, and recent coronary artery stent placement, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, cardiac valve surgery, or heart transplant.

The rehabilitation can be segregated into 3 distinct parts.


  • Exercise and training help the entire cardiovascular system to work. Depending on the condition, the therapist will supervise and advise exercises.
  • Education for heart-healthy living is a key element of cardiac rehab. Ways to manage risk factors and make lifestyle changes can lead to healthy heart.
  • Counseling helps reduce stress that can be harmful for the heart. The therapist will help you identify and tackle everyday sources of stress.

Symptoms that require Cardiac Rehabilitation

Understanding the warning signs is crucial. If you experience serious symptoms, get emergency medical attention. Few of the symptoms listed below can happen whether moving or lying still:

  • Chest pain (angina).
  • A feeling of pressure or tightness in your stomach, arms, neck, or jaw.
  • Respiration difficulty.
  • Weakness or fainting, dizziness
  • Pale, perspiring skin.
  • A rapid or erratic heartbeat
  • Vomiting and nauseous.
  • Soreness or swelling in your legs.
  • sudden exhaustion

Who can benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation?

People who may have or have had one of more of the following conditions may benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation.

  • Heart attack in the last 12 months
  • Heart condition, such as coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Stable angina or heart failure
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Heart procedure or surgery, including:
    o Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
    o Angioplasty and stenting – Heart valve repair or replacement
    o Pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
    o Heart transplant

How RCP Health Can Help?

Cardiovascular disease can be prevented, stabilized, and occasionally even reversed, through Cardiac Rehabilitation. A physiotherapist is a crucial component of the care team for Cardiac Rehabilitation. They are experts at creating exercise regimens and supporting people in achieving their health and fitness objectives.

Our custom programs are designed to help you: 

  • Take Better care of yourself and get back to your day-to-day activities as soon as possible.
  • Increase your physical fitness and endurance.
  • Lifestyle and behavior changes to reduce the risk for heart disease.
  • Slow down the progression of your cardiovascular disease and, in some cases, reverse the blockages built up already present in arteries.
  • Reduce your risk for heart attacks, strokes, and the need for heart surgery or procedures.
  • Help to reduce symptoms, including angina and shortness of breath.
  • Add years to your life and life to your years.

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Does insurance cover Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Most insurance plans reimburse for cardiac rehab for the conditions. If you are not sure about your insurance coverage, call us and we will find it out for you

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Direct Billing helps you save time from the hassles of paperwork while reducing your out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Canada Life
  • Manulife
  • Claim Secure
  • Desjardins
  • IA financial Group
  • Johnson Insurance
  • Johnston Group
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Beneva
  • Blue Cross
  • BPA
  • CCWU
  • Chamber of Commerce Group
  • Coughlin
  • Cowan
  • D.A Townley
  • First Canadian insurance Corporation
  • GMS
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  • Group Source
  • Manion
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  • People Corporation
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