Cardiac Rehabilitation

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
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Defibrillator Insertion (ICD)
  • Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac rehabilitation may also be offered for other cardiac conditions after discussion with a coordinator.


Angina Action Plan

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.


Useful Links

Aboriginal Heart Health:

Australian Red Cross Basic Life Support Course:

Beyond Blue:

Diabetes Australia:

Eat For Health:

Get Healthy:

Heart Health Information in your Language:

My Heart My Life:

NSW Smoking Quitline:


Contact us

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.