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How long does a cardiac rehabilitation program generally last?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Phase 1, 2 and 3

Phase 1 occurs in hospital, where patients are introduced to risk factor modification.
Phase 2 is outpatient supervised exercise (with telemetry monitors on you) and lasts 12 weeks/ 36 sessions (nothing magic about the number, it's just that's how medicare and insurances pay). Phase 3, it's individual rehabilitation, continuing on without monitoring and usually paying a small out of pocket fee.

In brief: Phase 1, 2 and 3

Phase 1 occurs in hospital, where patients are introduced to risk factor modification.
Phase 2 is outpatient supervised exercise (with telemetry monitors on you) and lasts 12 weeks/ 36 sessions (nothing magic about the number, it's just that's how medicare and insurances pay). Phase 3, it's individual rehabilitation, continuing on without monitoring and usually paying a small out of pocket fee.
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Usually 20 weeks

Most insurance plans cover cardiac rehab in the form of 20 weeks, for 3 sessions per week.
Quite a good amount of progress can be made in this time. In addition, many cardiac rehab gyms offer reduced fees to their "graduates, " if they wish to continue to exercise there once their official rehab program is over.

In brief: Usually 20 weeks

Most insurance plans cover cardiac rehab in the form of 20 weeks, for 3 sessions per week.
Quite a good amount of progress can be made in this time. In addition, many cardiac rehab gyms offer reduced fees to their "graduates, " if they wish to continue to exercise there once their official rehab program is over.
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