The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at RWJUH

    Woman exercising during cardiac rehabHeart health affects both your physical and emotional well-being. When you aren't physically well, it's hard to feel well, and even harder to be motivated to do something about it. For people with cardiac conditions especially, movement is a vitally important part of their quest for improved cardiovascular health.

    The Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) offers a medically supervised exercise regimen combined with tailored health education to improve your quality of life and help you feel better in body and mind.

    Exercise physiologists and registered nurses will work with you and your cardiologist to develop a personalized treatment plan with measurable goals.

    AACVPR Certification

    Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program has achieved National Certification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), which offers the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies.

    Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

    There are numerous benefits to cardiac rehab for people with heart conditions, or who are recovering from medical procedures. Participating in our program can:

    • Raise your sense of self-worth and increase you confidence levels
    • Promote cardiovascular efficiency
    • Help decrease risk factors for coronary artery disease
    • Improve general physical ability
    • Enable you to learn about lifestyle changes
    • Reduce anxiety through education and exercise

    State-of-the-Art Exercise Equipment

    Cardiac RehabilitationOur two New Jersey cardiac rehab centers are fully furnished with state-of-the-art exercise equipment to help you reach your cardiac fitness goals, including:

    • Exercise bike ergometers
    • Treadmills
    • Step machines
    • Exercise arm ergometers
    • Elliptical machines

    Patient Stories

    • He is also deeply grateful to RWJUH’s Heart Transplant Team for giving him the ultimate second chance at life.

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    • I cannot say enough about the nurses and the aftercare I received, Rick said. All of the doctors and nurses kept my kids updated and checked on me regularly to make sure everything went well.

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    • When a fitness instructor collapses in class, he receives a lifesaving intervention.

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