Queen's Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program which offers monitored exercise, education of cardiac risk factors and psychosocial support for patients with various types of heart disease. Studies have demonstrated that cardiac rehabilitation decreases re-hospitalization rates and improves patients' long-term survival.
We provide customized, patient-centered cardiac rehabilitation, led by the most experienced clinicians in cardiac rehabilitation in Hawaii.
While working closely with your referring physician, we tailor each program to your specific condition and needs. Our patients typically attend two to three 1-hour sessions per week for 12-18 weeks of comprehensive exercise, counseling and lifestyle modification.
Other education topics include:
- Benefits of exercise
- Heart healthy diet
- Blood pressure
- Weight loss
- Stress management
- Tobacco cessation
To learn more about Cardiac Rehabilitation, or to schedule an appointment, call 808-691-4535.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Located at Queen's Heart at The Queen's Medical Center
Your surgeon, cardiologist or physician may refer you for Cardiac Rehabilitation at Queen's Heart.
Diagnoses typically treated in our program are:
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Coronary stent placement or balloon angioplasty
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Heart valve replacement or repair
- Heart failure
- Heart transplant
- Other cardiac diagnoses
Upon completion of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program through Queen's Heart, you will have:
- a comprehensive exercise program tailored to your needs that can be safely performed in your home or fitness center
- a better understanding of your cardiac condition
- steps you can take to minimize further problems with your heart
- guidelines on effective ways to lower body weight and blood pressure, stabilize blood glucose and decrease overall stress
After cardiac rehabilitation, patients typically report having more energy; they walk farther, and daily activities and climbing stairs are completed with greater ease. Other benefits typically include a lower resting blood pressure and heart rate with improved efficiency of the heart muscle.
How do I know if cardiac rehabilitation is right for me?
If you had open heart surgery, angioplasty, a heart attack, or experience angina or heart failure, you may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation. Speak with your doctor or one of our staff to find out whether cardiac rehabilitation is recommended.
If I'm exercising at home, why should I attend cardiac rehabilitation?
While many patients are instructed to exercise with cardiac disease, many patients don’t know how much or how little exercise they should perform. Each session is monitored by EKG and vital signs are assessed to tailor your exercise to the amount prescribed by your physician. You will learn what exercise workload is safe for you and how to progress safely. You will also learn how to reduce your risk for heart disease.
Does insurance cover cardiac rehabilitation?
Most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, provide coverage for various cardiac diagnoses. Please call us at 808-691-4535 to verify your insurance coverage for cardiac rehabilitation and to learn if you have a copayment.
Do I need a referral?
Admission to Queen’s Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation requires a referral by your surgeon, cardiologist or physician. Our staff will obtain insurance authorization for you.