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Cardiac Rehabilitation Center

Road to Recovery and Your Prescription for Life!

Have you been recently diagnosed with a heart problem? Have you just experienced a heart attack, angioplasty, or open heart surgery? Are you and your family wondering about the next step in your recovery? Davao Doctors Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program will help you take care of your heart, and a whole lot more.

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? Patients recovering from:

  • Heart attack/failure
  • Heart surgery
  • Angioplasty, stent placement
  • Heart diseases such as stable angina
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Heart transplant


Cardiac Rehab can make a difference.  It is a safe and effective way to help patients:

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

Everyone with heart disease can benefit from cardiac rehab. No one is too young nor too old. For heart attack survivors, Cardiac Rehab is the key to getting back to and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. It’s more than just exercise.


Our Program

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


Our Team

Patient care involves teamwork. Our cardiac rehab team consists of medical professionals as well as the patient’s family members. Our team may include cardiologists, registered nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, physical therapists, exercise specialists, psychologists, spiritual advisors but the most important member in this team is YOU.



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) MAINTENANCE

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)


How can I get the most out of Cardiac Rehab?

  • PLAN
    • Work with the healthcare team to design a personalized plan to reduce cardiac risks and help meet your needs.
  •  Ask questions.
    •  Report changes in feelings (emotional) or physical symptoms to doctors and nurses and your family.

A new healthy lifestyle is good for the heart. Patients who take responsibility for their own recovery generally recover more quickly than those who do not.

How can I participate in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program?

You may discuss the program with your physician and request a referral or we can contact your doctor for a written referral. Once we receive a referral from your doctor, we will contact you to arrange an admission interview. For more information, contact us. Put your heart into it. We know how overwhelming it can be when you’ve just had a heart attack, a heart surgery or have been diagnosed with heart disease. There are lists of instructions to follow and new medications to remember when what you really want to do is to live life to the fullest.

The Cardiac Rehab Team at Davao Doctors Hospital will help you get there. And you can take that to HEART.




Phase I: (8 sessions + 1 Treadmill Stress Test) – P10,500.00

Schedule: Mon – Wed – Fri Tue-Thu-Sat

Phase II: (12 sessions + 1 Treadmill Stress Test) – P12,500.00

Schedule: Mon – Wed – Fri Tue – Thu – Sat

Phase II: (24 sessions + 2 Treadmill Stress Test) – P24,000.00

Schedule: Mon – Wed – Fri Tue – Thu – Sat

Phase III: (48 sessions + 1 Treadmill Stress Test) – P32,500.00

Schedule: Mon – Wed – Fri Tue – Thu – Sat

Phase IV: (144 sessions + 1 Treadmill Stress Test) – P60,000.00

Schedule: Mon – Wed – Fri Tue – Thu – Sat

Cardiac Rehabilitation Center is a comprehensive non-invasive and Exercise based therapuetic Cardiac Facility in Davao Doctors Hospital. It is the only center in Mindanao thta provides program for patient to recover faster from heart attack, athrophy and open heart surgeries.


Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Monitors electrical activity of the heart


Treadmill Stress Test

Establishes diagnosis of heart disease and evaluates cardiovascular functional capacity


24 hour Holter Monitoring

Monitors heart function while performing usual activities

Echocardiography with Color Doppler

Stress Echocardiography Testing

Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

Contrast Echo

Treadmill Stress Echocardiography

Transesophageal Echocardiography

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