Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation at University Hospitals Helps Patients Return to an Active Lifestyle

University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program in Cleveland, Ohio, begins during hospitalization and continues in a safe, supervised outpatient setting. This cardiac rehab program provides the right tools for a successful outcome, including:

  • Exercise
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Cardiovascular risk factor modification services
  • Patient and family support

Candidates for Cardiovascular Rehab

Candidates for cardiovascular rehabilitation at UH include individuals who have had at least one of the following:

Rehabilitation Emphasizes Exercise, Nutrition and Stress Reduction

Our state-of-the-art cardiovascular rehabilitation team is comprised of highly skilled nurses, exercise physiologists, registered dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists and cardiologists who work together to help patients return to an active lifestyle. Cardiac rehabilitation at UH typically includes a 12-week, 36-session program. Our patients receive personalized instruction in the following areas:

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Stress reduction
  • Smoking cessation
  • Education on how the heart works

Advantages to Cardiac Rehabilitation

Patients benefit from cardiac rehabilitation by:

  • Getting stronger, feeling better and returning to everyday activities
  • Reducing the risk of future cardiovascular illness and events
  • Receiving enhanced psychological and social support
  • Modifying cardiac risk factors

We accept most major insurance plans and will check your insurance coverage prior to starting a program. You must have a physician referral to enroll in a program.

For more information, please call 1-866-UH4-CARE (1-866-844-2273) or e-mail

Make an Appointment

Schedule your appointment with a heart or vascular specialist at University Hospitals:

Office appointment with a cardiologist or vascular surgeon
216-844-3800 or
1-866-UH4-CARE (1-866-844-2273)

Office appointment with a heart surgeon

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