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Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation aims to help you recover from a cardiovascular event — such as a heart attack or heart failure — or other debilitating heart condition. This recovery process usually involves physical therapy, exercise and education to rebuild and maintain your heart strength.

Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) centers in Nashville, Tennessee

Whether you're running a race or picking up your child, you need a healthy heart to live life to the fullest.

TriStar Health's cardiac rehab programs are useful after a heart event, such as a heart attack or surgery. We meet your unique needs through education about lifestyle, nutrition, exercise and risk reduction.

Cardiovascular conditions we treat

Our heart rehabilitation services emphasize education and monitored physical activity to help you safely get back to your daily routines. Our primary objective is to stabilize, slow or even reverse the damage caused by conditions such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Heart attack
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Stable angina

Cardiac rehabilitation services

Our heart rehabilitation centers offer both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, as well as a maintenance program for long-term cardiac wellness.

Inpatient cardiac rehabilitation

Inpatient cardiac rehabilitation begins while you are still in the hospital. Our cardiac rehabilitation therapists will meet you to assess your needs for a recovery program and will begin working with you to improve strength, mobility and endurance. We will also coordinate with your physician to develop an individualized recovery plan before you leave the hospital.

Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation

Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation begins after you leave the hospital. Sessions are typically one-hour long, three times per week for approximately 12 weeks. Each session combines exercise and education in a supportive environment.

The three phases of cardiac rehab

A physician referral is required for both inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs. Referrals can be acquired by having your physician contact us directly.

Our cardiac rehabilitation program is broken down into three phases. Each of the three phases is designed to help you in various stages of recovery.

Phase one

Phase one occurs while patients are still hospitalized. From the time of the event until discharge, you work through your recovery program to help improve physical strength. Activities may include assisted walking, stationary biking and range of motion exercises to increase endurance and mobility.

Phase two

Phase two is conducted on an outpatient basis, and is designed to help you continue a safe exercise program while increasing self-confidence. A multidisciplinary team helps you develop healthy living habits.

Phase three

Phase three aims to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle after completing phases one and two. You are encouraged to continue exercising and develop healthier habits in a less structured environment.

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