Our cardiac rehabilitation gym is located on the first floor of Summerville Medical Center. Cardiac rehab allows patients to initiate a safe exercise regimen in an environment where the patient’s heart rhythms and rates are continuously monitored and assessed by medically trained staff. The program encourages healthy lifestyle changes through an individualized treatment plan addressing nutritional, psychological and physical deficits. Our goal is to help patients return to their prior level of function, improve heart strength and prevent further damage to the blood vessels. You must have a physician referral to participate in cardiac rehab. You may qualify if you have experienced one of the following conditions:

  • Heart attack in the last 12 months
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Current, Stable Angina
  • Heart Valve repair or replacement
  • Coronary stenting
  • Heart or lung transplant
  • Stable Chronic Heart Failure (your doctore must provide qualifying criteria on referral)

Cardiac rehab is covered by most insurance companies. Talk to your cardiologist if you are interested in participating in the program. Call the Cardiac Rehab department at (843) 970-5021 with questions. Referrals can be faxed to (843) 832-5118.