Who Can Benefit From Cardiac Rehabilitation

Your doctor may suggest cardiac rehab if you have a heart problem or had a procedure or surgery. These include:

  • Heart attack.
  • Coronary artery disease with stable angina.
  • Angioplasty.
  • Bypass surgery.
  • Heart failure.
  • Heart valve surgery.
  • Heart transplant.

Some health insurance plans cover rehab for other heart problems. These include:

  • ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) placement surgery.
  • Pacemaker placement surgery.
  • Peripheral arterial disease.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology

Current as ofMay 5, 2016