cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

After being diagnosed with heart disease, or after a cardiac event, like a heart attack, people need to make changes to support a heart-healthy way of living. These include:

  • Taking  prescribed medication
  • Proper nuitrition
  • Smoking cessation
  • Participating in a supervised cardiac rehabilitation program.

Cardiac rehab is an outpatient physician-prescribed exercise program meant to help people strengthen their heart muscle, increase their energy, and lose excess weight to maintain a healthy weight.

It has physical, emotional, and psychological benefits and can help to reduce the chances of a second heart attack.

Find a Cardiac Rehab location near you.

Who is Eligible?

People referred for cardiac rehab have one of the following:

  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Heart valve replacement or repair
  • Heart attack
  • Balloon angioplasty or stenting
  • Heart or lung transplant
  • Angina
  • Other heart-related conditions and procedures

Cardiac rehab is covered by most insurers and is offered at a time that is the most convenient for you. It typically runs six to 12 weeks, three days a week for one hour.

What Will I Do?

While you are at cardiac rehab, our professional staff of nurses and exercise physiologists will complete a detailed interview, brief physical exam, and comprehensive review of your medical history. From this, an individualized exercise and health improvement plan is designed to help you meet your personal health improvement

At cardiac rehab, you will be on a continuous EKG monitor and will have your blood pressure checked. In addition, at each visit we will meet with you to ask about signs and symptoms and to review your progress

With a goal of increasing cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength, our centers offer a variety of equipment, including:

  • Treadmills
  • Bikes
  • Rowers
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Nusteps
  • Upper body cycles
  • Weights

We will train you to exercise on the equipment that is appropriate for you and your goals.


Cardiac rehabilitation services can be arranged through the following locations:

UPMC Bedford Memorial
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
10455 Lincoln Highway
Everett, PA 15537


Hours: Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UPMC Passavant 
UPMC Passavant Cranberry
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Building 3, Suite 203
3 St. Francis Way
Cranberry Township, PA. 16066


Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

UPMC Horizon 
Cardiac Rehabilitation
110 N. Main Street
Greenville, PA 16125


Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

UPMC Horizon 
Shenango Valley
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
2200 Memorial Drive
Farrell, PA  16121


Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

UPMC Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - White Oak
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
2001 Lincoln Way
White Oak, PA.15131


Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ohio Valley Hospital
(UPMC Mercy Program)
Cardiac Rehabilitation
25 Heckel Road, Kennedy Township
McKees Rocks,  PA 15136-1694


Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UPMC Northwest
Cardiac Rehabilitation
100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346


Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

UPMC Hamot
Cardiopulmonary Rehab
3330 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16508


Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UPMC Altoona
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Station Medical Center
1616 9th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602


Hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UPMC Shadyside
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Shadyside Medical Building, Suite 503
5200 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232


Hours: Monday – Friday 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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