Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, our cardiac rehabilitation program is committed to improving lives through medically supervised exercise, lifestyle changes and group support. Participants benefit from the guidance of certified nurses and exercise physiologists and access to Galter LifeCenter, a part of Swedish Hospital and Chicago’s only certified medical fitness center.
What is the Goal of Cardiac Rehabilitation?
The goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to restore your wellbeing after certain heart disease treatments, including angioplasty and open-heart surgery. Using a team approach, nurses and exercise physiologists develop a personalized plan for each patient.
What to Expect
The program usually lasts about three months and includes supervised exercise, education, lifestyle counseling and group support. Classes meet three times a week and are offered at different times and days throughout the week.
About Our Program
As one of the largest cardiac rehabilitation programs in Chicago, our experts help you recover faster, regain confidence and prevent future problems. Serving over 300 patients at any given time, even patients who have heart surgery at other hospitals choose Swedish Hospital for their rehabilitation and heart care in Chicago.
Check with your physician and insurance provider to see if you qualify. If you qualify and your physician approves, obtain an order and schedule an orientation appointment for supervised exercise therapy for cardiac rehabilitation through the appointment center at 773-878-6888.
For more information, please call the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department at 773-878-8200, ext. 7321.