Cardiac Rehabilitation is an exercise and education program designed to help you recover from a heart related event or surgery.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is recommended to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk for further heart events.
Before commencing the program you will have an individual assessment with a cardiac nurse and physiotherapist.
Who is eligible?
If you have had any of the following:
- Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
- Unstable Angina with significant coronary artery disease
- Heart Surgery (bypass, valve surgery)
- Chest surgery that involves sternotomy (cutting the breastbone)
- Stent/balloon (PCI)
- Heart Failure
- Heart Transplant
- Defibrillator Insertion (ICD)
- Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac rehabilitation may also be offered for other cardiac conditions after discussion with a coordinator.
Angina Action Plan
It is recommended that people who have a history of coronary artery disease have glyceryl trinitrate medication (Anginine) tablet or spray available to place/spray under the tongue in case of angina, unless contraindicated.
If your symptoms go away you can resume your activities gently.
IMPORTANT - if your angina becomes more frequent, severe, lasts longer or happens when you are doing very little or resting, see your doctor in the next 24 hours.
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Inpatient Coordinator (Mon-Fri - referrals, bookings, general enquires)
Phone: 02 9113 3143
Fax: 02 9113 1826
Outpatient Coordinator & Physiotherapist
Phone: 02 9113 2703
Address: St George Hospital
1st Floor Prince William Wing Physiotherapy Gymnasium
Enter via the Kensington St entrance. Free validated parking available.