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Cardiac Rehabilitation

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

Whether you've had a heart attack, angioplasty, open-heart surgery or chest pain, our Cardiovascular 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.

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation in Northern California

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

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation can help you if you've had:

Benefits of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento's Cardiovascular 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 cardiology education, assisting you in making lifelong changes to help prevent further hospitalizations for cardiovascular 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 cardiovascular 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.

Cardiovascular 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 cardiovascular 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 Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program at:

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

The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Programs at Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Woodland Memorial Hospital and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital have been recognized with certification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

AACVPR - Dignity Health

Details & Directions

Mercy General
4001 J. St.
Sacramento, CA  95819

Details & Directions: Mercy General Hospital Cardiovascular Rehabilitation (4001 J. Street)

Mercy San Juan
6555 Coyle Ave., Suite 250
Carmichael, CA  95608

Details & Directions: Mercy San Juan Medical Center Cardiovascular Rehabilitation (6555 Coyle Avenue)

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
155 Glasson Way
Grass Valley, CA  95945

Details & Directions: Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Cardiovascular Rehabilitation (155 Glasson Way)

Woodland Memorial
1325 Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA  95695

Details & Directions: Woodland Memorial Hospital Cardiovascular Rehabilitation (1325 Cottonwood Street)