Skip to Content

Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation aims to help you recover from a cardiovascular event — such as a heart attack or heart failure — or other debilitating heart condition. This recovery process usually involves physical therapy, exercise and education to rebuild and maintain your heart strength.

Cardiac rehabilitation in Highlands, North Carolina

Your heart is your body's power source, and we have the tools to make it stronger.

At Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, we understand that cardiac issues require specialized attention and compassionate care. Our cardiac rehabilitation program brings together a collaborative team of experts to help you achieve better heart health.

Related specialties

Learn more about our related specialties.

Heart conditions we treat

Cardiac rehabilitation is an important step towards recovery if you have undergone heart surgery or any of the following conditions:

  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Coronary stenting
  • Heart attack
  • Heart or heart-lung transplant
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Stable angina pectoris
  • Stable heart failure

Our cardiac treatments and services

We believe in a holistic approach to cardiac rehabilitation. Our specialists design a personalized treatment plan guided by your medical history and your future goals.

Features of our heart rehabilitation program

Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), our program provides 24/7 emergency care, acute inpatient care and rehabilitation. We also offer long-term care through our Eckerd Living Center, should you need it.

Our cardiac rehabilitation specialists are dedicated to enhancing your quality of life. They support you in adopting heart-healthy habits so you can improve the way you eat, exercise and respond to stress. Your cardiac rehabilitation treatment could involve any or a combination of the following:

  • Communication with your physician
  • Education about your risk factors
  • Group support and consultations
  • Medically supervised exercise

Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation

Our cardiac rehabilitation specialists work collaboratively to empower you to retake control of your health, helping you:

  • Lessen the frequency of chest pain
  • Lessen the severity of chest pain
  • Improve your blood pressure
  • Increase your capacity for exercise
  • Lessen dependence on medication
  • Lose weight
  • Lower your cholesterol

Our Cardiac rehabilitation Locations

Currently Viewing:

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
190 Hospital Dr
Highlands, NC 28741
 (828) 526 - 1200

Currently Viewing:

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
190 Hospital Dr
Highlands, NC 28741
 (828) 526 - 1200
Angel Medical Center
124 One Center Court
Franklin, NC 28734
 (828) 524 - 8411

12.3 miles

Angel Cardiac Rehabilitation
55 Medical Park Drive
Suite 100
Franklin, NC 28734
 (828) 349 - 8290

12.7 miles

The Healthy Living Blog

Read our blogs to learn about preventive care and ways you can lead a healthier lifestyle.

Not just for babies: The critical role vaccines play in community health 

August 17, 2022
Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
Vaccines provide us opportunity to safely go out into the world, protecting us from diseases like measles and chickenpox.

Not just for babies: The critical role vaccines play in community health 

August 17, 2022
Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
Vaccines provide us opportunity to safely go out into the world, protecting us from diseases like measles and chickenpox.

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital will provide health and wellness materials at Mountain Top Rotary Art and Craft Show 

June 22, 2022
Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
This month, we focus on the importance of health screenings and community outreach at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.