SFVA Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The cardiac rehabilitation program (Healthy Heart Program) at the San Francisco VA Health Care System is a multidisciplinary team of clinicians focused on improving cardiovascular health, knowledge, and well-being after hospitalization for a heart attack, coronary stent, coronary artery bypass surgery, valve replacement, chronic angina, or heart failure.

Our team includes a cardiologist, nurse, exercise physiologist, and dietician who will work closely with patients and help them transition from their cardiac procedure to home.

The Healthy Heart Program consults with nearly 300 patients each year prior to discharge and works with them to determine whether referral to a non-VA community-based program our our own SFVA telemedicine-based program will best help them achieve their own personal goals to improve their cardiac health.


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