Cardiac Rehabilitation

Now located at the new Dosher Wellness Center, Cardiac Rehab is an exercise and health program designed for anyone who has suffered from a heart condition. The program includes a combination of monitored exercise and educational sessions to increase your strength and help you return to a healthier lifestyle.

Participants attend 2-3 sessions each week up to 36 sessions, typically 12 weeks.

The program is tailored to fit your individual needs to ensure you gain the most benefit from cardiac rehab. Program components that will be part of your treatment plan include exercise, nutrition counseling, and stress management.

Trained cardiac rehab staff will provide continuous EKG monitoring and health assessment throughout the exercise sessions.

Who can participate?

You may qualify for Cardiac Rehab if you have had:

Recent heart attack

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

Balloon angioplasty/coronary stenting

Cardiac valve surgery

Heart transplant

Heart failure

Stable angina or chest pain

How can Cardiac Rehab help?

Through an individualized treatment plan and monitored exercise, cardiac rehab can increase the efficiency of your heart and lungs, as well as provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to make healthy lifestyle changes. Many of our patients also experience:

Faster recovery

Increased exercise endurance

Decrease in symptoms (shortness of breath, chest pain)

Improved blood pressure and cholesterol

Increase in self confidence

Reduction in stress

Improved control of diabetes

Weight loss

Increase in energy

Cardiac Rehab is on the first floor of Dosher Wellness Center, 3009 Medical Plaza Lane, Southport. This is south of Route 211, just off Middleton Boulevard. For more information, call 910-457-3871.


Physician Panel

J.L. Aldrich, MD, FACC