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Recovery from heart disease

Learning to live with heart disease is a daily process. When you are recovering from heart surgery or a heart attack, walking on a treadmill hardly seems interesting. You might feel tired, depressed, or simply worried about survival. But exercising for a few months under the watchful eyes of your Tyler Heart Institute team may be the ticket not only to survival, but to a better quality of life.

Outpatient Cardiac Wellness

Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is a seven-week medically supervised program to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical, mental, and social health. It is recommended after heart surgery, a heart attack, angioplasty, and/or a stent. Cardiac rehabilitation begins shortly after you leave the hospital and includes monitored exercise sessions, classes, and an individualized care plan. Participants usually attend three times a week.

The cardiac rehabilitation staff will assist you in developing a plan for on-going exercise and heart health to continue on your own. 

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Peripheral artery disease rehabilitation

The 8-week Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Rehabilitation Program is designed to improve your walking ability, decrease leg pain, improve quality of life, and reduce risk factors for the disease. Clinical exercise physiologists and registered nurses provide an individual assessment to establish goals and evaluate exercise function. Each participant receives an individualized treatment plan with supervised exercise training 2-3 times a week, blood pressure/EKG monitoring as needed, personal exercise prescription, risk factor and symptom education and management, and guidelines for creating an independent exercise program.

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(831) 883-5660

Open Monday-Friday

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What our participants say

"The individual attention and care that I received was excellent. The staff takes personal interest in everyone."

"I never thought I would join a program like this. I am so glad I did - it changed my life."

"The knowledge, collaboration, and caring of all the staff made me feel safe. It allowed me to trust them and let them push me!"

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