Am I Eligible for Cardiac Rehab?

Updated:Sep 19,2016

Is CR for  me?

Who Should Participate?
Many people of all ages who have heart conditions can benefit from a cardiac rehab program.

You may benefit if you have or have had a:

Is Cardiac Rehab Covered by Insurance?
Medicare and most other insurers provide reimbursement for all the recommended conditions. Recommended conditions include:

  • Heart attack (or myocardial infarction)
  • Heart condition, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), angina or heart failure (HF)*
    • *Coverage for HF is limited to patients with a heart that has very limited ability to pump out blood (in medical terms, a ‘compromised ejection fraction’, which affects about half of the HF patient population)
  • Heart procedure or surgery, including coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), including coronary angioplasty (balloon angioplasty) and stenting or valve replacement

Check with your medical team and insurer to determine if cardiac rehab is covered under your plan.


This content was last reviewed July 2016.


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