INTEGRIS Heart Hospital

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program - Outpatient

Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation is a supervised exercise and education program with progressive conditioning, heart rhythm and rate monitoring and telemetry.

The cardiac rehabilitation program will help you transition to a self-directed home program. You will be given the opportunity to improve exercise tolerance and strengthening in a safe, supervised environment while you achieve optimal functional activity level.

We also offer group and one-on-one education regarding cardiac risk factors, heart healthy eating and cardiac function.

Cardiac Rehab Program Overview

The INTEGRIS Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program is designed specifically for those recovering from a recent heart attack, bypass, coronary balloon, stent or other related heart conditions.

The program provides a medically supervised environment that allows increased physical activity through monitored exercise. Educational sessions provide participants information about their disease processes, risk factor reduction and recovery.

Your personal physician, who will prescribe cardiac rehab and refer you to our program, will remain your primary doctor and will receive monthly progress reports. Tell your physician you want to participate in the program. Or, we can fax the necessary paperwork to your physician.

Team members supporting you during your rehab experience include physicians, registered nurses, exercise physiologists and registered dietitians.

Who Qualifies for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Medicare and most private insurers cover cardiac rehab if you have one or more of the following qualifications. Our staff can contact your insurance carrier to check whether you qualify.

  • Heart attack
  • Stable angina
  • Coronary intervention (balloon/PTCA/stent)
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart transplant

Cardiac Rehab Exercise

Cardiac rehab will help you attain the exercise level needed for cardiovascular fitness so you return to a healthy, normal lifestyle. Optimum cardiovascular conditioning can be reached through the following aerobic exercises:

  • Walking on a treadmill or indoor track
  • Using a recumbent bicycle
  • Using a recumbent stepper or elliptical
  • Upper body exercise and/or strengthening as appropriate

Our staff will perform an initial, low level exercise evaluation. An exercise plan is then designed for you. General conditioning and strengthening exercises are added, as appropriate.


Group sessions are offered on the following topics.

  • Nutrition
  • Cholesterol and lipids
  • Eating out/recipe modifications
  • Weight control
  • Exercise
  • Coronary artery disease and heart function
  • Cardiac medications
  • Stress, depression and coping with heart disease
  • Individual consultation with dietician

Cardiac Rehab Costs

Your insurance may cover the costs for rehab. If you have questions concerning your insurance coverage, please contact your insurance carrier. You are charged only for the times you attend; INTEGRIS will file your insurance claims.