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Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that includes individualized exercise therapy, lifestyle changes, education and emotional support for people who have had a heart attack, bypass surgery or have had other heart problems.

Who benefits from Cardiac Rehab?

Patient recovering from:

  • Angioplasty, stent placement
  • Heart attack/failure
  • Heart Diseases such as Stable Angina
  • Heart Replacement
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement

  • Cardiac Rehab can make a difference.


It is safe and effective way to help patients:

  • Build strength and feel better faster
  • Manage stress
  • Reduce the risk of future heart problems
  • Live longer and healthier life
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Gain emotional support with the help of their family.




Aimed at reducing risk factors for coronary heart disease, our program includes:


An individualized exercise program

  • Based on the patient’s medical needs, abilities and goals. The patient develops strength and endurance through the use of treadmills, stepper machines, stationary/reclining bicycles, arm and leg ergonometers and free weights. The patient’s response to exercise is monitored carefully through continuous heart monitoring and frequent vital signs.


Educational and lifestyle management sessions

Offered on an ongoing basis in:

  1. Blood pressure management
  2. Cardiac medications
  3. Diabetic teaching and nutritional counseling
  4. Exercising safely
  5. Heart healthy eating
  6. Stress management
  7. Smoking cessation
  8. Weight loss.





Phase 1 (In Hospital)

 Cardiac rehabilitation begins in the hospital following a heart attack (or other acute illness) or 48 to 72 hours post heart surgery. The goal is to provide education, support, and assistance with walking and/or range of motion. At this stage, you will learn what happened to your heart, what the healing process involves, and what you can expect both during and after recovery. You will also receive helpful information about stress management, a healthy diet and smoking cessation.

Length: A few days (8 sessions)

Phase 2 (Out-patient)

Staff provides continuous heart monitoring, baseline patient assessment, nutritional counseling, risk factor modification, physical activity counseling, psychosocial support, and individualized exercise therapy. The patient is constantly monitored and educated about how to monitor blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, as well as how to attain and maintain an ideal weight through supervised exercise program with continuous ECG monitoring.

Length: Three (3) sessions per week over a 4-to-8-week period (12 and 24 sessions)


Phase 3 (Out-patient)

 Cardiac rehabilitation involves continued participation (typically three times per week) in a medically supervised exercise program and education for those who have progressed beyond the acute phase of recovery. The program is designed for patients who no longer require continuous ECG monitoring while exercising. The exercise and educational opportunities in the maintenance program reinforce lifestyle changes for necessary for successful recovery.

Length: Three (3) sessions per week over a 16-week period (48 sessions)

Phase 4 (Out-patient)

Everything the patient has learned including nutrition and exercise is maintained usually at a cardiac rehab wellness center or in a community health facility or gym. A rehabilitation staff member no longer constantly monitors the patient during this phase but periodic reviews or assessments are recommended.

Length: Three (3) sessions per week (144 sessions)


Contact Nos.: (+63 82) 222-8000 local 8150

Fax: (+63 82) 226-4770

E-mail: info@ddh.com.ph


  • Office Hours:
    Open 24/7
  • Contact Info:
    222-8000 Local 8150
  • Location:
    2nd Floor, Main Hospital