Cardiac Rehabilitation

When you’ve experienced a cardiac event, there is nothing you want more than to get your quality of life back. The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program at Winchester Hospital, a member of Lahey Health, can help you with this goal.

Under the watchful guidance of our trained experts, you will discover how to improve your cardiovascular fitness and overall quality of life – safely and securely – at our convenient, state-of-the-art facilities and positive, friendly environment.

Serving patients of Winchester Hospital, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and beyond, our Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program, with free parking, is located at:

The Family Medical Center
500 Salem Street, Route 62
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Who Qualifies for Cardiovascular Rehabilitation?

Our center offers structured, full-phase cardiovascular rehabilitation services designed to help you achieve a healthy level of cardiac fitness:

  • Bypass surgery
  • Cardiac catheterization with angioplasty
  • Stent placement
  • Valve replacement or repair
  • Heart attack
  • Diagnosed conditions such as Heart failure with ejection fraction of 35% or less
  • Stable angina

The Benefits of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Studies show that patients who have participated in cardiovascular rehabilitation improve their overall health and sense of wellbeing. Our program can help you achieve:

  • A healthy level of cardiovascular fitness
  • An increase in your physical function
  • A decrease in your body mass index (BMI)
  • An increase in your energy level
  • A more active, enjoyable and healthier lifestyle

What to Expect

Our program is customized, and every patient receives an individualized plan that includes exercise and education. Most patients participate in cardiovascular rehabilitation two or three times a week, for up to 36 sessions.

Our staff monitors your vital signs closely as you exercise, to help you make steady, safe progress. Our experienced team includes a medical director/cardiologist, registered nurse, registered dietician, exercise physiologist and respiratory therapist, who together provide coordinated support.

Insurance Coverage

Most insurance plans cover the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program when you have a qualifying diagnosis. Please check with your insurer regarding insurance coverage and if a copayment is required.

To obtain a referral, consult your primary care physician and/or your cardiologist, and feel free to call us at 978.988.6131 with any questions.

Hours of Operation

The hours of operation for the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program are:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30am to 3:30pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 9am to 6pm

For more information, download a brochure about our services or call 978.988.6131.

Exceptional Nurses

Winchester Hospital was the first community hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, which recognizes quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

Emergency Services

Emergency care at Winchester Hospital is stronger than ever. We offer the latest technology, medical care and pediatric services through a partnership with specialists from Boston Children’s Hospital.