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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento offers you a comprehensive cardiac program to assist in your recovery from a cardiac event or procedure.


Whether you've had a heart attack, angioplasty, open-heart surgery or chest pain, our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program can help you safely return to your everyday activities. In addition, our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is available for patients living with chronic respiratory disease. Our goal is to give you the knowledge you need to reduce your risk factors and achieve an optimal recovery.

Cardiac Rehabilitation in Northern California

If you have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, or have had a recent cardiac event or procedure, your cardiologist's referral makes you eligible for our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Most insurance companies cover the cost of the program.


Cardiac Conditioning can help you if you've had:


Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a supervised exercise and education program individualized to provide you and your family the knowledge and support necessary to maintain your quality of life. The program staff focuses on education, assisting you in making lifelong changes to help prevent further hospitalizations for cardiac disease and related complications.

Supervised Exercise Program in Sacramento

When you participate in the supervised exercise program, our staff members will carefully monitor you. Our team is comprised of specialists in the field of cardiac rehabilitation. During your exercise sessions:


  • We will teach you appropriate levels for your resting and exercise blood pressure and heart rates.
  • You will also wear an EKG monitor, allowing staff to monitor your heart rate and rhythm.
  • We will monitor blood sugars for diabetic patients and blood cholesterol levels throughout the program, depending on your individual needs.

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Communicating with Your Physician

The program staff will call your doctor or send your doctor a report if you are having any problems. We will send your doctor a final report summarizing your progress when you complete the program.

Supervised Exercise Classes We Offer

Throughout the program, you can participate in our many educational classes. The professionals who teach the classes include dietitians, exercise physiologists, nurses, pharmacists and social workers.

Classes cover a wide range of topics, including:


  • Coronary risk factor modification
  • Anatomy and physiology of the heart, including cardiac procedures and surgery
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Diabetes
  • Stress management
  • Emotions and heart disease
  • Medications

Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento Offers Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at:

  • Mercy General Hospital | 916.453.4521
  • Mercy San Juan Medical Center | 916.537.5296
  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital | 530.274.6103
  • Woodland Healthcare | 530.662.3961, ext. 45

For Pulmonary Rehabilitation/Smoking Cessation in the Greater Sacramento area, call:

  • Mercy General Hospital | 916.453.4268
  • Mercy San Juan Medical Center | 916.537.5299
  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital | 530.274.6084
  • Woodland Healthcare | 530.662.4964, ext. 4531