Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Strengthening the hearts and minds of our youngest patients.
The pediatric cardiac rehabilitation program at Medical City Children’s Hospital’s in Dallas is a medically supervised, progressive exercise and education program for pediatric patients recently having heart procedures. Our multidisciplinary team, consisting of experienced critical care nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians, and diabetic educators, will work closely with your child to create a completely customized program that will help ensure the best possible outcome.
Our cardiac rehab program has achieved certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and has maintained its certification since 1998. This certification is obtained following a complete review from a national certification board and recognizes that our program meets the required and recommended components for providing quality cardiac rehabilitation care.
If your child has had a cardiac procedure, or has a known cardiac condition, an exercise routine may be the last thing on your mind. However, for a variety of heart conditions, a supervised cardiac rehab program can help improve a child’s overall quality of life. There are three components of our cardiac rehab program:
- Supervised Exercise
- Lifestyle Education
- Psychosocial Support
Each child’s cardiac rehab program is tailored to meet his or her individual needs, in accordance with the physician’s specifications. This type of individualized attention helps ensure maximum achievement and progress, while helping to build confidence and self-esteem. If you are interested in enrolling your child in the program, talk to your child’s pediatrician, cardiologist or cardiac specialist.
Included in the cardiac rehab program:
- Monitored exercise sessions
- Individualized/supervised cardiovascular exercise and activity training
- Blood pressure and EKG heart rate monitoring
- Weekly cardiac, medication, and healthy lifestyle education
Cardiac rehab classes:
Exercise classes are by appointment only and occur twice a week. All classes are held on the Medical City Dallas hospital campus (adjacent to Medical City Children’s Hospital) in Building C-240.
Insurance benefits will be verified and communicated to you before your child starts the program, to help ensure you do not receive an unexpected bill. Insurance coverage will vary depending on your plan’s benefits.
For more information about pediatric outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, please contact our team at (972) 566-7836.