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

    • “I have significantly reduced my stress,” Hart said. “When you go through something like this, it changes how you see the world. I purposefully don’t get stressed about the things that I used to.”

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    • “The Impella 5.5 was a life-saving device for me,” Keith added. “When I went into the hospital I did not know if or how I was going to have the opportunity to receive a heart. The Impella 5.5 made that possible for me.”

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    • "I can’t say enough about the RWJBarnabas Health nursing teams. They work hard, are caring and compassionate and I appreciated them through this entire process."

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