After careful preparation to ensure the safety of patients who enroll in our program, our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program will re-open in all locations beginning Monday, June 22.

The teams at each facility, along with their Medical Directors, have developed a comprehensive plan to reopen each program following current CDC guidelines. This plan includes patients and clinicians wearing appropriate protective equipment, social distancing and cleaning all contact surfaces between every class time.

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We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time and look forward to your participation in Cardiac Rehab.

Unfortunately, for the time being and to allow for the extra precautions being taken, the reopening only applies to our Cardiac Rehab patients and not our wellness participants. That program remains closed for the time being.

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute's Cardiac Rehabilitation program offers medically supervised exercise and education for adults with heart disease. Our cardiac rehabilitation program begins in the hospital and is held on an outpatient basis. The program is offered at four Inova locations in Northern Virginia: Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.

How can I sign up for cardiac rehab?

A doctor's referral is required to enroll in the program. We will contact your physician on your behalf to obtain your referral. If you are interested in learning more about our cardiac rehabilitation program, please call one of the four locations:

Proud to be AACVPR certified

certified by the AACVPR All Inova cardiac rehab locations are certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This means that Inova has been recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

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Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation

  • Improved circulation
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved cholesterol levels
  • Diabetes management
  • Improved cardiovascular function
  • Confidence with independent exercise
  • Improved weight control
  • Increased strength and endurance
  • Improved flexibility and balance
  • Stress management techniques
  • Expanded support network
  • Education to prevent further cardiac events

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How does Inova's Cardiac Rehab program work?

Inpatient Transition Care (Formerly Phase I)

During hospitalization* a healthcare provider will explain the cardiac rehabilitation program, the benefits of participation and the enrollment process. During this visit, the healthcare provider is available to answer questions about heart diease and initial activity guidelines.
  (*You do not need to have been an inpatient at Inova to join our program; it is diagnosis driven.)

Secondary Prevention Program (formerly Phase II)

Our staff will develop a personalized outpatient program, with a focus on monitored exercise and education. In this program, the patient will:

  • Develop an increased understanding of their condition and treatment
  • Receive support and guidance needed to make important lifestyle changes that will decrease their risk for disease
  • Improve cardiovascular conditioning for work and recreational activities

Phase III: Continued support with a "Cardiac Wellness Program"

The Cardiac Wellness Program is offered at Inova Alexandria HospitalInova Loudoun Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and is designed for those who complete the Inpatient Transition Care and Secondary Prevention Program and want to continue exercise with clinical supervision. The Cardiac Wellness Program provides a supportive environment for a patient's continued cardiovascular wellness efforts.

Please ask to speak with the cardiac rehabilitation department when inquiring for more information.

Fees and insurance

Most insurance plans cover much of the cost of cardiac rehabilitation. The amount covered varies among insurance companies. Our staff will verify your benefits and what your insurance covers before your participation. You should also contact your insurance company to verify your level of coverage before you enroll in the program. Some insurance companies may require pre-certification.


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