Cardiac rehabilitation

To learn more about cardiac rehabilitation, call:
352.751.8556 at UF Health The Villages Hospital
352.323.3249 at UF Health Leesburg Hospital

Cardiac rehabilitation completes the continuum of heart care, offering outpatient monitored exercise and educational programs designed to reduce risk factors for coronary artery disease.

Our programs are tailored to the personal interests, needs and abilities of each patient. Cardiac rehabilitation offers a safe and enjoyable way for people with heart disease or those who have had cardiac surgery to improve their cardiovascular fitness, function and knowledge.

Life with a New Beat

If you're adjusting to life after a heart attack or are living with certain other heart diseases, ask your doctor for a referral to attend cardiac rehabilitation.

Newly renovated Cardiac Rehabilitation space at UF Health Leesburg Hospital

Who can benefit from cardiac rehabilitation?

Today, cardiac rehab is an option for people of all ages and with many forms of heart disease. You may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation if your medical history includes:

  • Heart attack
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Angina
  • Angioplasty or stent placement
  • Certain congenital heart diseases
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Valve replacements

Cardiac rehabilitation isn’t appropriate for everyone, though even if you have one of these conditions. Your health care team will work with your physician to thoroughly evaluate your health to make sure you’re ready to start a cardiac rehab program. You must have a referral from a doctor to attend cardiac rehabilitation.