Cardiac Rehabilitation at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center – also known as cardiac rehab – is an outpatient exercise program specifically designed to help those who have suffered from a heart attack, those who have forms of heart disease or for those who need surgery to treat heart disease. Cardiac rehab helps patients develop a healthy lifestyle. The patient’s heart will be monitored, which allows the patient to increase the efficiency of their heart and lungs, and strengthen their muscles. Monitored exercise will help the patient gain confidence and return to their daily activities.

In order to be eligible for Cardiac Rehab at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, you will need a doctor’s order or physician’s referral. Please speak to your healthcare provider as they can provide a written prescription or send the order directly to our facility.

You may benefit from Cardiac Rehab if your medical history includes any of the following:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart transplant
  • Angioplasty and stents
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Congenital heart diseases
  • Heart valve replacements

Phases of Cardiac Rehab

  • Monitored exercise
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Stress management
  • Emotional support
  • Education about lifestyle changes

Benefits of Cardiac Rehab

  • Strengthens heart and lungs
  • Controls weight and lowers cholesterol
  • Understanding the signs and symptoms of heart disease
  • Prevents condition from worsening
  • Reduces risk of future heart problems
  • Understanding medications

Contact Us

928 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 315-7870

For a free physician referral or to speak with a registered nurse about your health questions, 24/7, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (850) 864-0213.