Richmond Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation is a comprehensive eight week program designed to enhance your heart health. We will help you to identify the risk factors related to heart problems. You will learn how to lead a heart healthy life by reducing risk factors.
The program is divided into three parts:
Supervised Exercise Class - 2 morning sessions per week
Nutrition Class - 1 morning session per week
Life Skills Class - 1 morning session per week
The life skills and nutrition classes are offered alternatively on the same mornings you attend the exercise classes.
This program is a user pay program. Financial subsidy is available to those who qualify through our social worker.
Classes have been paused effective March 17, 2020 until further notice.
Office hours are Monday to Thursday 9 am to 3 pm.
We are closed on statutory holidays.
Your family doctor or cardiologist can refer you to the program.
If possible, it is helpful for your doctor to include test results and reports.
When your referral has been received you will be contacted by mail or phone to arrangement any necessary prerequisite appointments. Once we have your complete assessment, you will be scheduled for an intake interview with our nurse and physiotherapist and we will arrange a start date.
This program is designed for people who have had:
A heart attack
You will also benefit from this program if you have a high risk of developing heart problems.