Eligibility for Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehab at RWJUH Cardiac rehabilitation can improve quality of life for people with a wide variety of heart conditions and diseases. It is available to individuals who have recently experienced any of the following:

  • congestive heart failure (CHF), also known as chronic heart failure
  • coronary stent placement
  • bypass surgery
  • valve surgery
  • stable angina
  • heart attack
  • angioplasty
  • heart transplant
  • left ventricular assisted device (LVAD) implantation

Inpatient versus Outpatient Admission

If you are a undergoing a cardiac procedure at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), your care team will provide you with valuable information during your hospital stay that will guide you through a successful transition to the outpatient cardiac rehab program. Once you are an outpatient, a physician referral is needed to enter the program.

Individuals who are not currently being treated at the hospital may also apply to the rehab program with a referral from their physician.

Insurance Coverage

Most insurers provide reimbursement for cardiac rehab. Talk to us about securing coverage, and let us answer all your questions about this innovative program. For questions regarding insurance coverage, call the number of the location nearest you.

Patient Stories

  • "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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  • 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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