Cardiac Rehabilitation

Queen's Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation at The Queen’s Medical Center is a medically supervised program which offers monitored exercise, education of cardiac risk factors and psychosocial support for patients with various types of heart disease. Studies have demonstrated that cardiac rehabilitation decreases re-hospitalization rates and improves patients' long-term success.

We provide customized, patient-centered cardiac rehabilitation, led by the most experienced clinicians in cardiac rehabilitation in Hawaii.

While working closely with your referring physician, we tailor each program to your specific condition and needs. Our patients typically attend two to three 1-hour sessions per week for 12-18 weeks of comprehensive exercise, counseling and lifestyle modification.

Other education topics include:

  • Medication management
  • Benefits of exercise and activity
  • Heart healthy diet and nutrition
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Cholesterol monitoring
  • Diabetes education
  • Weight loss support
  • Stress management
  • Tobacco cessation

To learn more about Cardiac Rehabilitation, or to schedule an appointment, call 808-691-4535.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Located at Queen's Heart at The Queen's Medical Center

Who Qualifies for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Your surgeon, cardiologist or physician may refer you for Cardiac Rehabilitation at Queen's Heart.

In addition to a range of routine and more complex cardiac conditions, diagnoses typically treated in our program include:

  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Coronary stent placement or balloon angioplasty
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Heart valve replacement or repair
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplant
  • Angina

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

For improved cardiac health through a supervised Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Queen's Heart, patients benefit from the following:

  • Comprehensive exercise program tailored to your needs that can be safely performed in your home or fitness center
  • Better understanding of your cardiac condition
  • Steps you can take to minimize further problems with your heart
  • Guidelines on effective ways to lower body weight and blood pressure, stabilize blood glucose and decrease overall stress

After cardiac rehabilitation, patients typically report having more energy; they are able to walk farther and daily activities or climbing stairs are completed with greater ease. Other benefits typically include a lower resting blood pressure and heart rate with improved efficiency of the heart muscle.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I know if cardiac rehabilitation is right for me?

If you had open heart surgery, angioplasty, a heart attack or have been diagnosed with angina or heart failure, you may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation. Speak with your doctor or one of our staff to find out whether cardiac rehabilitation is recommended.

If I'm exercising at home, why should I attend cardiac rehabilitation?

While many patients are instructed to exercise with cardiac disease, many patients don’t know how much or how little exercise they should perform. Each patient is carefully monitored by electrocardiogram (EKG) and vital signs are assessed to tailor individual exercise programs to the amount prescribed by your physician. You will learn what exercise workload is safe for you and how to progress safely. You will also learn how to reduce your risk for heart disease.

Does insurance cover cardiac rehabilitation?

Most insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, provide coverage for cardiac rehabilitation for various cardiac diagnoses. Please call us at 808-691-4535 to verify your insurance coverage for cardiac rehabilitation and to learn if you will be responsible for any charges.

Do I need a referral?

Admission to Queen’s Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation requires a referral by your surgeon, cardiologist or physician. Our staff will obtain insurance authorization for you.