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Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation aims to help you recover from a cardiovascular event — such as a heart attack or heart failure — or other debilitating heart condition. This recovery process usually involves physical therapy, exercise and education to rebuild and maintain your heart strength.

Cardiac therapy for children in Dallas, Texas

The pediatric cardiac rehabilitation program at Medical City Children's Hospital is a medically supervised exercise and education program for pediatric patients who have recently undergone heart procedures.

This program is led by a multidisciplinary team of experienced critical care nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians and diabetes educators, work closely with your child to create a customized program to help ensure the best possible outcome.

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Medical City Children's Hospital cardiac rehabilitation services


The cardiac rehab program has earned certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation — this means Medical City Children's hospital meets the required and recommended standards for providing quality cardiac rehabilitation care.

Cardiac rehab program services

If your child has had a cardiac procedure, or has a known cardiac condition, an exercise routine may be the last thing on your mind. However, for a variety of heart conditions, a supervised cardiac rehab program can help improve your child's overall quality of life. The three components of our cardiac rehab program are: supervised exercise, lifestyle education and psychosocial support.

The cardiac rehab program is tailored to each child's needs, in accordance with the physician's guidance.

Patients in our program receive:

  • Monitored exercise sessions
  • Supervised cardiovascular exercise and activity training
  • Blood pressure and electrocardiogram (EKG) heart rate monitoring
  • Weekly cardiac, medication and healthy lifestyle education

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the program, talk to your child's pediatrician, cardiologist or cardiac rehab specialist.

Insurance benefits and information

Insurance benefits will be verified and communicated to you before your child starts the program so you do not receive an unexpected bill. Insurance coverage will vary depending on your plan's benefits.

Cardiac rehab classes and location

Exercise classes are by appointment only and occur twice a week. All classes are held on the Medical City Dallas hospital campus (adjacent to the Medical City Children's Hospital) in Building C-240.

Our Cardiac rehabilitation Locations

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Medical City Children's Hospital
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
 (972) 566 - 7000

Currently Viewing:

Medical City Children's Hospital
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
 (972) 566 - 7000
Medical City Dallas Hospital
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
 (972) 566 - 7000

0.1 miles

Medical City Heart Hospital
11970 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243
 (972) 940 - 8000

0.4 miles