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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Gain access to a comprehensive, certified cardiac rehabilitation program at UNC Lenoir Health Care to help you recover from a heart attack or other cardiovascular conditions.

cardiac rehab certificationNationally Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation

When you choose cardiac rehabilitation at UNC Lenoir, you can trust our care because:

  • We’re an American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) nationally certified program.
  • Our program is certified through the North Carolina Division of Facility Services and the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

Who Can Participate?

You’re eligible for our cardiac rehabilitation program if you’ve experienced one of the following conditions or procedures in the last year:

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Discover the overall health benefits of cardiac rehabilitation at UNC Lenoir. When your doctor refers you to our program, you’ll learn how to reduce your risk of another heart attack or other heart problems. You’ll also learn how to manage your heart disease and make the best lifestyle choices. Our experienced team will help you feel better and have more energy for your favorite activities.

Your Personalized Rehabilitation Plan

cardiac rehab You’ll work with our multispecialty team to develop an individualized plan to address your specific needs and help you live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Your supervised plan may include:

Support to Stop Smoking

Find help to stop smoking and improve your heart health. Sign up for a Quit for Life smoking cessation class.

Online Learning

Visit our online health library to explore more cardiac rehabilitation topics.

Exercise for Better Heart Health

Your cardiac rehab team will work with you to develop your exercise plan. Exercise programs typically involve 36 sessions. Expect daily progress monitoring and re-evaluation when you finish the program.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Group Exercise Sessions

Join monitored cardiac rehabilitation group exercise to build cardiovascular fitness on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the Minges Wellness Center, located on the lower level of the hospital. Park by the UNC Lenoir Wellness Center entrance for easy access.

Group exercise sessions combine:

  • Stretching and flexibility exercises
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Cool down activities, relaxation, or education

Expert Cardiac Rehabilitation Team

cardiac rehab teamExpect top-quality care from our professional, knowledgeable staff who will help you achieve a full, active lifestyle. Your cardiac rehabilitation team will include:

  • Cardiologists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Exercise specialists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Vocational therapist

Understand Your Insurance Benefits

Check with your health insurance company to find out if a cardiac rehabilitation program and services costs are covered. You’ll be responsible for deductibles, co-pays and charges not covered by your health insurance plan. Work with our Billing and Financial Assistance department if you need a payment plan.

Ask for a Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation

If you have heart disease, ask your doctor to refer you to the cardiac rehabilitation program at UNC Lenoir Health Care.

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