Cardiac Rehabilitation Health Information

Adjusting to life after a heart attack or surgery can be challenging. Cardiac rehabilitation is important to your recovery.

It provides medically monitored exercise, education and counseling that help you return to your regular activities as soon as possible. Cardiac rehabilitation also teaches you the skills necessary for adopting healthier eating, stress management and lifestyle habits.

We offer a variety of resources to help. They include:

Mindfulness is a practice of moment-to-moment observation, and can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life. This is a powerful adjunct to therapy or medical treatment, and has proven beneficial for health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and chronic pain disorders.

Mindfulness based stress reduction teaches the participants specific skills to develop greater presence of mind, concentration, deep relaxation, and mental and emotional clarity.

Together with the OHSU Center for Women's Health, we host a chapter of Mended Hearts. Join us for peer-to-peer mentoring, advice from cardiovascular experts, and support as you navigate life after a heart attack or other cardiac event.

Join us: First Wednesday of the month, 4 – 5:30 p.m. and second Tuesdays of the month, 12 – 1:00 p.m.
Meetings are currently online only, and all are welcome. For login or other information, please contact

Center for Women's Health
Kohler Pavilion, 7th Floor

For questions and more information, please contact:

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