Cardiac Rehabilitation at Methodist Charlton

Education, encouragement and support help ensure the most complete recovery possible from heart problems. The heart rehabilitation program at Methodist Charlton’s Fitness Center & Fit Zone has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for our ability to help people regain—and maintain—their heart health after a cardiac event or procedure.

Phased Approach to Cardiac Rehab

Our comprehensive heart rehabilitation program has three phases:

  • Phase I: Assessment of your health and introduction to the Phase II outpatient cardiac rehab program, done while you are in the hospital recovering from your heart condition.
  • Phase II: 12-week program providing education and support to help you make lifestyle changes that will prevent further heart damage and improve your overall health. This phase includes supervised exercise three days per week and education on healthy eating, stress management and other ways to modify behaviors and improve health.
  • Phase III: Three-month maintenance program that includes independent exercise with continued monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate and other markers of health.

Need inspiration? Watch NFL legend John Wooten’s cardiac rehab patient success story.

Find Lasting Heart Health with Support Groups and Classes

At Methodist Charlton, we’re not just about physical heart rehabilitation—we’re about ensuring your total health and wellness as it relates to your condition and overall quality of life. In that spirit, we offer support groups and classes:

  • Brave Hearts: Support group for people with heart disease and their families. It meets the third Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Better Breathers: Support group for people with lung disease and/or congestive heart failure and their families. It meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Smoke Stoppers: 21-day smoking cessation program offered twice a year. This program teaches behavior changes that help people conquer nicotine addiction.

See a Heart Rehabilitation Specialist

If you have cardiovascular risk factors, heart disease or other heart-related problems, or simply wish to improve your exercise tolerance and overall heart health, please contact us at 214-947-0569.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, or any of its affiliated hospitals.