Cardiac Rehabilitation

Recover strong with our heart-healthy program.

What is cardiac rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehab, or rehabilitation, is crucial treatment that supports you during recovery from heart-related issues, such as heart attacks, heart failure, surgeries and more. 

This effective and evidence-based treatment aims to enhance your quality of life and help you stay out of the hospital. 

Our cardiac rehab program offers you comprehensive support, including monitored exercise, risk-reducing lifestyle education and continuous communication with your doctors and health care teams.

Who is a candidate for cardiac rehabilitation?

You may need cardiac rehab if you:

  • are diagnosed with heart failure
  • have had a heart attack
  • underwent a heart procedure or surgery
  • are being treated for a heart and vascular condition

Talk to your doctor about whether cardiac rehab is right for you.

What to expect

  • Cardiac rehab requires a referral. Your doctor will determine the duration of your rehab. Most people spend eight to 12 weeks in the program, with up to three sessions per week.
  • During sessions, our care team will lead you through exercises while you’re hooked up to a heart monitor.
  • Registered nurses and exercise physiologists will supervise you, with oversight by a board-certified cardiologist.
  • You'll also receive risk-reducing, healthy lifestyle education to manage and prevent the progression of your heart condition.
  • We'll communicate regularly with your doctor and health care teams.

Benefits of cardiac rehab

Cardiac rehab is proven to improve your quality of life by helping you:

  • increase strength
  • manage blood pressure
  • improve mood and reduce depression
  • reduce your risk of returning to the hospital
  • live a longer, healthier life
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Certified highest standards

Our cardiac rehab program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This certification means we're meeting the highest standards of care and quality.

No excuses convenience

We have five convenient locations across the region in Gettysburg, Chambersburg, Ephrata, Lebanon and York. We're making it easy for you to find a location close to your home or work.

Your goals, our plan

Everyone's health — and their story — is unique. That's why we individually tailor your care plan to your specific needs and goals. The plan we develop will be custom-made to help you get the most out of your sessions.

Improved quality of life

We're ready to help you improve your physical health, mental health and emotional well-being for a better quality of life. As you regain strength and stamina, you'll gain independence and return to your favorite activities. And research shows that cardiac rehab can substantially reduce your risk of future heart problems, giving you greater peace of mind.