Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program, intended for individuals of all ages, who have experienced the following heart problems:

  •  A heart attack
  •  Angioplasty and/or stents
  •  Stable Angina
  •  Post cardiac bypass or valve surgery
  •  A heart transplant

Cardiac Rehabilitation can help you improve your quality of life by improving your overall health. Our physician-supervised program will encourage you to make healthier lifestyle changes.

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation training promotes:

  • Risk factor education: weight loss, blood pressure control, blood sugar control, cholesterol control, smoking cessation
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Building better self-esteem
  • A healthy lifestyle

Why Choose Heywood for Cardiac Rehab?

  • Our smaller educational classes promote strong relationships and better support for your individual needs.
  • Our dedicated staff has 20 years of excellence and a host of certifications.
  • Heywood Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation staff are members of MACVPR, (Massachusetts Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation)
  • Staff is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • Heywood works with surrounding and tertiary hospitals.
  • Heywood’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is physician supervised.
  • Our cardiologists, nurses, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, social workers and physical therapists  take a team approach in working together to ensure that your rehabilitation works best for you.
  • Our staff will work with your Primary Care Physician directly, whether or not he/she is affiliated with our hospital.

How to Participate:

A physician referral is required. To restart your life and get the supportive care you need or for more information regarding the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, please contact:

Theresa LeBlanc, RN, BC, BSN, Cardiac Rehabilitation Manager
Heywood Hospital
242 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 630-6261 Theresa.LeBlanc@heywood.org

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