VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health

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The VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health is a comprehensive risk reduction program for individuals who have had a heart attack, coronary angioplasty, open heart surgery, angina, and for those at risk for developing heart disease.

What to expect

The VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health consists of the programs Syd and Joanne Belzberg Cardiac Rehab Clinic, Leslie Diamond
Women’s Heart Health Clinic, Happy Hearts Alliance and Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation. 

The centre offers the following services: 

  • Medical Assessment by a cardiologist
  • Test your ability to exercise and carry out activities
  • Group Exercise with Individualized Exercise Prescription
  • Education sessions about heart disease and healthy living
  • Aggressive treatments and support to reduce heart disease risks
  • Blood pressure, Cholesterol and Diabetes management
  • Support for anxiety, depression and stress management
  • Dietary counselling
  • Specialty workshops such as Yoga and meditation (additional fees may apply)

Download the VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health referral form.

Resources

Programs

Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic:

This clinic consists of women-only exercise classes and instruction. Education sessions include women’s health issues.

Program fee is $100/month
Subsidy is available for those requiring financial assistance.

Syd and Joanne Belzberg Cardiac Rehab Clinic

This is the main offering of an exercise and education program.

  • Health-care professionals who give guidance during the program are exercise specialists, cardiac nurses, registered dietitians, social workers, and fitness instructors.
  • The program lasts six months of a weekly one-hour exercise and education class.

Program fee is $100/month
Subsidy is available for those requiring financial assistance.

Your Program Closer to Home: Happy Hearts Plus

A community cardiac exercise & education program operated in alliance with community partners. This program is medically-supervised and case managed by staff from the VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health.

Cost varies depending on the facility. Financial assistance is generally available and offered by the facility.

Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation (VCR)

Our virtual cardiac rehabilitation program offers the same program support as our on-site programs. Services are offered via video-
conferencing.

Program fee is $100/month
Subsidy is available for those requiring financial assistance.

Watch the VCR on-demand videos. 

Please Note:
The team at the Centre is available for cardiac rehabilitation consultation purposes and does not substitute for regular follow-up care of the participants’ cardiologist or family physician. Referring physicians will receive reports of participants’ progress.

Contact us

Diamond Health Care Centre
Vancouver General Hospital
2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z1M9

Tel: 604-875-5389
Fax: 604-875-5794
Email: cardiacrehab@vch.ca

Donations

The VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health relies on yearly fundraisers to offer the numerous services available to our participants. Since 1998, through the generous support of current participants and alumni, we have raised over $1 million to help our program grow.

Donate to the VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health

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Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)

899 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
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