Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac RehabilitationSt. Luke’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program empowers patients to improve their heart health and prevent future disease through education, exercise and unwavering support. Only 37% of the nation’s cardiac rehab programs are certified by the American Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), and St. Luke’s is proud to be one of them. We offer our patients peace of mind in knowing that their heart is in capable, caring hands. 

At St. Luke’s, we believe in the power of many. Our family of certified dieticians and psychologists work together with our rehabilitation specialists to design a customized cardiac program for each patient. But our collaborative approach doesn’t stop there. Our team also works closely with each patient’s referring physician, submitting reports and sharing any irregularities, new signs and symptoms. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation Benefits

This treatment can help patients achieve:

  • Decreased blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Decreased myocardial oxygen needs during exercise
  • Decreased apprehension to exercise
  • Increased oxygen intake
  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased levels of “good” HDL cholesterol
  • Reduced risk for Type 2 Diabetes
  • Weight loss

Helping Patients Thrive

St. Luke’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program is implemented for patients with: 

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Stable angina pectoralis
  • Heart valve repairs or replacements
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty/stents
  • Heart or lung transplants
  • Heart failure 

Learn more about our Cardiac Rehabilitation program (PDF)

Tom Pitzer
The team at cardiac rehab is extraordinary. They know what they are doing, and they make people feel safe. There are very few places where people are happy to go to rehab, but at St. Luke’s everyone showed up early for class. I think that speaks volumes.
-Tom Pitzer

Questions? Call us at (509) 473-6000.

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
711 S. Cowley St.
Spokane, WA 99202-1330

Inpatient Information: (509) 473-6058
Outpatient Information: (509) 473-6869