OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation was developed to provide exercise, education, and counseling to patients needing support and encouragement toward a more active, healthy lifestyle.

Who Is It For?

Patients who have heart disease such as heart failure, coronary artery stenting, or heart surgery.

What Does it Involve?

It involves a gradual start of low-level activities or exercises under the supervision of the cardiac rehabilitation staff. It consists of three, one-hour exercise sessions per week. Heart rate, rhythm, and blood pressure are monitored at each session. The program offers a variety of exercise equipment and educational materials are offered to help the patient and family learn about nutrition, medications, stress, and heart care.

Preparing for Your Therapy

Wear appropriate exercise clothing.

Your initial visit will be scheduled by appointment and subsequent exercise session times will be determined at that time.


Cardiac rehabilitation is open Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.