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Cardiac Rehab

Our multidisciplinary team of health professionals dedicate themselves to improving the quality of life for those recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery or other cardiovascular disease. Suburban Hospital's Casey Center cardiac rehabilitation facility, conveniently located within the hospital, offers a structured program of education, exercise and peer support designed to guide positive lifestyle changes.

Cardiac rehabilitation has four main components: medical evaluation, medically monitored physical activity, lifestyle education, and psychosocial support. Participants learn how to exercise safely, eat a heart-healthy diet and manage stress. We conduct the exercise in a medically supervised and structured setting, with each program invidually designed by exercise physiologists and cardiac nurses to meet the particular needs and abilities of participants.

Healthy Montgomery Special on Cardiac Rehab at Suburban Hospital

Healthy Montgomery's Kathy Fowler interviews local resident Howard Gilson and cardiologist Daniel Schwartz, M.D., about cardiac risk factors and tips for prevention.

Healthy Montgomery Special on Cardiac Rehab at Suburban Hospital

Healthy Montgomery's Kathy Fowler interviews local resident Howard Gilson and cardiologist, Daniel Schwartz, M.D., about cardiac risk factors and tips for prevention.

One-on-one counseling with a dietitian helps participants develop and adhere to a heart-healthy diet. A health behavior counselor is available to help participants cope with all the changes in lifestyle that occur with diagnosis of heart disease or risk factors for heart disease.

Program Candidates

Suburban Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation program is right for those diagnosed with: 

  • Heart attack/ myocardial infarction
  • Heart valve replacement/repairs
  • Stable angina
  • Heart failure

It is also appropriate for candidates for:

  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (coronary stents or angioplasty)

Your doctor may recommend a cardiac rehabilitation program to help you regain strength, restore heart health, prevent further health complications and lower your risk of future heart problems. Cardiac rehabilitation is an option for people of all ages and all types of cardiovascular disease.

Program Phases

Suburban Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program consists of the following phases:

  • Phase I: Occurs while you are still in the hospital and consists of bedside education sessions and preparation for discharge to home or another facility.
  • Phase II: Lifestyle changes, on an outpatient basis, for those who have just been diagnosed with heart disease. Participants attend the program for up to 36 sessions of exercise and personal consultations for about three months. Verification of insurance coverage for service happens before enrollment.
  • Phase III/ Maintenance: Ongoing exercise and support for those people who have completed a Phase II program.

Schedule for Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Exercise Sessions:


Tuesday and Thursday Exercise Sessions:


Cardiac Rehabilitation closes for the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

For weather-related closures, we follow the Federal Government. If the Federal Government has a closure, then we have a closure. For any schedule changes or updates call 301-896-2096.

Schedule for Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation:

Has the same Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule as Phase II above. On Tuesday and Thursday, you can drop in between 6:30-11:30am. Closure is until 1:30pm and we are open until 6:30pm. 

For more information, call 301-896-2096.

You may also contact your physician and tell him/her of your interest in cardiac rehabilitation. Your physician will need to send a referral form, along with other health history information, to have you enrolled in the program.

Find a Physician

If you need to find a physician, call Suburban Hospital's Physician Match Referral line at 855-JHM-3939.

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