Cardiac Rehab at Jewish Hospital’s Garon Lifestyle Center

The Garon Lifestyle Center Cardiac Rehab Program, which began in 1980, is part of the comprehensive cardiac services of the Jewish Hospital Heart & Lung Institute. The staff of cardiologists, registered nurses, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, registered dietitians and social workers use a team approach to address both the physical and emotional needs of patients and their families.

Tremendous research studies have shown patients who attend cardiac rehab programs have reduced risk of future heart events.  Because of these studies, both the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology endorse patients attending cardiac rehab. Benefits of cardiac rehab programs include:

  • Preventing future heart problems
  • Restoring strength and flexibility
  • Improving your diet
  • Increasing your confidence
  • Managing stress and tension better
  • Decreasing the chance of another heart attack or event

The cardiac rehab program at Garon Lifestyle Center consists of three distinct phases that encompass inpatient; outpatient and maintenance care for individuals with heart-related illnesses. The three-phase approach centers on the changing needs and concerns of the heart patient and his or her family. For more information on the three phases of rehab, click here.

In addition to cardiac rehab, the Garon operates a prevention and wellness program. The Preventative Heart Center assists with exercise and risk factor modification for individuals who want to adopt a healthier lifestyle. For more information concerning the Preventative Heart Program, click here.

The Garon Center is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), which recognizes the center’s achievement in meeting the rigorous AACVPR guidelines.

For more information concerning Jewish Hospital’s Garon Lifestyle Center and Cardiac Rehab, contact (502) 581-0110 or email.


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Last Updated: 2/4/2015