Brisbane heart rehabilitation services

Cardiac rehabilitation is an exercise and education program for people who have suffered an acute cardiac event, been recently hospitalised and have a medical referral to the cardiac rehabilitation program.

At The Wesley Hospital, our allied health professionals can assist with rehabilitation following acute cardiac events including, but not limited to:

  • Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).
  • Congestive cardiac failure (heart failure).
  • Coronary angioplasty.
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (heart bypass surgery).
  • Heart transplant.
  • Unstable angina.
  • Valve repair/replacement.

Depending on the requirements of your private health fund, our cardiac rehabilitation program runs over six to 12 weeks. Each attendance requires a minimum of 1.5 hours and involves specific education and supervised exercise in a small group format. Our program meets guidelines from the National Heart Foundation.

Why attend cardiac rehabilitation?

Heart disease is the leading single cause of death of men and women in Australia and affects 685,000 people. Each year around 55,000 Australians suffer a heart attack. On discharge from hospital, every patient should be referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program to start them on the road to recovery and ongoing management of their condition.

Cardiac rehabilitation is a professionally supervised program usually lasting between six and 12 weeks. Supporting people with heart disease and other heart conditions, programs include physical activity, health education, counselling, behaviour modification strategies and support for self-management.

Heart disease is a lifelong condition that needs ongoing management for patients to live longer and healthier lives. Cardiac rehabilitation can save lives. Research also shows that it leads to improved patient outcomes, including fewer deaths and hospital readmissions.

Aims of cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation aims to:

  • Improve your understanding of your heart condition.
  • Promote physical activity.
  • Support self-management behaviours.
  • Improve your quality of life.
  • Reduce potential for hospital re-admission.
  • Help you to recognise early symptoms of heart disease.

Contact us

To learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation program, please contact the Wesley Rehabilitation Centre on 07 3232 6190 or complete the form below.

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