The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Rush Oak Park Hospital is a therapeutic outpatient program designed to help people with cardiovascular disease lead fuller, healthier, more active lives.
If you have cardiovascular disease or have recently undergone a cardiovascular procedure, the program can help you return to a more active lifestyle and participate more fully in the activities of daily living. Our team creates a personalized course of exercise, education, counseling and support designed to do the following:
- Build strength and endurance
- Eliminate any physical limitations you may be experiencing
- Address any emotional barriers to health and well-being, such as depression
- Make sustained lifestyle changes to improve your health and prevent future cardiovascular issues
If you and your doctor agree that you would benefit from cardiac rehabilitation, your doctor can refer you to the Rush Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by placing an order through the Epic electronic medical record system. Or you can call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to schedule an appointment.
- Access to experts who can help you recuperate and make sustained changes for a healthier lifestyle. Our team includes cardiologists, nurse practitioners, exercise physiologists and respiratory therapists.
Patients are referred to Rush Oak Park Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program not only by nearby physicians, but also by specialists at Rush University Medical Center who know that we provide excellent rehabilitation for patients who have undergone procedures there — in fact, our medical director is also an associate professor at Rush University. Thanks to this close partnership, our patients have access to leading experts in cardiology as well as to the specialty care, technologies and research of a nationally renowned academic medical center.