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Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehab at Meadowmont

UNC Hospitals Cardiac Rehab – exclusively at Meadowmont – offers a comprehensive outpatient program for individuals recovering from cardiac events or surgery. Participants are referred to Cardiac Rehab by their physician.

How It Works

Our Cardiac Rehab program is designed to help you recover from a cardiovascular event or surgery and to equip you with the tools and skills to manage your risk factors for heart disease.

Our multidisciplinary program includes: 

  • Medically-supervised Exercise
  • Patient Education
  • Diet Assessment
  • Stress Management
  • Counseling and Psychosocial Support

What to Expect

Cardiac Rehab will help you improve your cardiovascular health and learn to exercise safely. With the expertise and support of our team of professionals, you will be able to make lifestyle changes based on targeted risk factors.

Exercise sessions allow you to participate with others who have similar risk factors and medical conditions. Each session consists of a warm-up, individualized aerobic exercise, and a cool-down period. A physician and nurses trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and ClinicalExercise Physiologists are present during all rehab sessions.

Cost of Cardiac Rehab

Patients are often concerned about the cost of cardiac rehabilitation. Medicare and most other insurers cover part of the cost of cardiac rehabilitation. Financial Counselors are available to answer your questions and help you explore your options.

Supervised Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Arterial Disease (SET for PAD)

Similar to the Cardiac Rehab program, SET for PAD is a program specifically for patients with peripheral arterial disease. A physician referral is required. The program is designed to help improve claudication pain that occurs with PAD and includes all of the components of the Cardiac Rehab program. Medicare covers part of the cost of SET for PAD. Financial Counselors are available to answer your questions and to help you explore your options.

Bridge to Wellness Program

UNC Hospitals Cardiac Rehab also offers the Bridge to Wellness program for individuals who will benefit from medically-supervised exercise but are not candidates for Cardiac Rehab. Participants in the Bridge to Wellness program must be referred by their physician. The Bridge to Wellness program is not covered by insurance. You may ask your physician to refer you or call our office at 984-974-2570 to request information or referral forms. Please click here to access the Bridge to Wellness program referral form.

UNC Hospitals Cardiac Rehabilitation is certified by both the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.