Cardiac Rehabilitation

A helping hand for your heart’s recovery

St. Luke's offers serveral rehabilitation programs to help patients recover from a heart attack, surgery or other cardiac event.


Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

With your active participation, our experienced team helps you recover. We are with you one-on-one, tailoring the recovery plan to restore your strength and independence.

Staffed by St. Luke's exercise physiologists, dietitians, nurses and psychologists, the program offers:

  • Medical assessment, goal-setting and education
  • Nutritional counseling and weight management
  • Inpatient monitored aerobic exercise and strength training
  • Outpatient monitored exercise and education
  • Stress management training
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Support groups

Physician referral required. Most insurances and Medicare will cover the cost of the program based on a physician's order. Please contact your health insurance provider for coverage information. To learn more, call 218.249.5167.


Professionally Assisted Customized Exercise (PACE)

The Professionally Assisted Customized Exercise (PACE) program is a self-monitored, medically supervised exercise program for independently functioning adults with chronic cardiac conditions to improve and maintain their heart health. Participants meet at St. Luke's Cardio-Pulmonary Gym for one hour up to five times per week. Our state-of-the-art equipment keeps you engaged and can help you see results. To qualify for the PACE program, patients typically have one or more of the following conditions or needs:

  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Post-cancer recovery needs
  • Weight management goals

Physician referral required. PACE is not covered by most insurance plans. To learn more, call 218.249.6940.


Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

St. Luke's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed for patients with chronic lung disease, including moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), non-COPD, restrictive lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis. A team of respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, dietitians, psychologists and registered nurses helps patients learn to perform daily tasks without experiencing shortness of breath. The program includes:

  • 24 sessions over 12 weeks
  • Disease management information and education
  • Customized nutrition and exercise plan
  • Stress reduction
  • Medication management

Participants meet for two hours twice a week at St. Luke's Cardio-Pulmonary Gym, located in St. Luke's Lakeview Building.

Physician referral required. Most insurances and Medicare will cover the cost of the program based on a physician's order. Please contact your health insurance provider for coverage information. To learn more, call 218.249.5167.

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