Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation

Duke's cardiac prevention and cardiac rehabilitation programs reduce your heart disease risk by helping you implement heart healthy lifestyle changes. We conduct a comprehensive health risk assessment and design a program to speed your recovery, maintain a heart healthy lifestyle and live a more active life.

We Help You Prevent Heart Disease and Improve Your Heart Health

Our preventive cardiology team will help determine your risk of heart disease and if you are at an increased risk, design a personalized care plan to reduce your chances of developing heart disease. If you are recovering from a heart procedure, our cardiac rehabilitation team will be part of your support network. Our specially trained physicians, exercise physiologists, nurses, dieticians, and counselors work with you to help set you on a course to make lasting lifestyle changes. We do more than treat your heart disease - we help you exercise more, manage stress, eat right and stop smoking.

Choose Duke Heart Center for cardiac prevention and rehabilitation because we offer:

  • Top-ranked care. U.S. News and World Report ranks Duke Heart Center among the best in the nation, based on our patients’ survival rates, the number of procedures we perform, and the quality of our support services.
  • Personalized treatment plans. Your health risk assessment includes your current health status, health goals, and personal preferences. We develop a care plan you can adopt and adapt over time to maintain long-term, heart-healthy living.
  • National leaders in preventive medicine. As members of the 2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, our physicians helped establish the first national exercise guidelines for heart disease prevention. We use the same knowledge and expertise to develop a care plan that meets your needs.
  • Access to clinical trials. Our ongoing clinical trials examine which patients benefit from prevention efforts, and which are most effective.
  • Tailored heart failure program. If you have heart failure, our heart failure rehabilitation group is tailored to meet your needs. Join us for lectures that include an introduction to heart failure, stress management, energy conservation, breathing techniques, nutrition, and learning to live with your diagnosis.
  • Insurance coverage and payment flexibility. You may quality for Medicare and major medical insurance coverage because our state-certified Cardiac Rehabilitation program follows the North Carolina Cardiac Rehabilitation guidelines. If you are ineligible for insurance coverage, we offer the Cobb HEARTS (Healing through Eating healthy, Activity, Relaxation, Treatment and Support) Program, which provides similar cardiac rehabilitation services for a reasonable fee.

Risk Evaluation

Your risk evaluation includes an initial health risk assessment and a review of your family history of heart disease. We’ll continue to periodically assess your heart health and related risk factors with the following tests.

Program Components

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