Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Contact Information

(608) 263-6630

UW Hospital and Clinics physicians, nurses and exercise physiologists comprise our inpatient cardiac rehabilitation program staff, which provides instruction on how to alter your lifestyle after a heart event such as stroke or heart attack. We work with patients who have been admitted to UW Hospital through the cardiovascular medicine, cardiothoracic surgery and heart/lung transplant units.
Our treatment regimen is particularly helpful for patients who have undergone any of the following conditions or treatments:
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Valve surgeries
  • Heart or lung transplantation
  • Heart attack
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart catheterization
  • Balloon angioplasty or stenting
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs)
Our Services
We offer these and additional services to our patients:
  • Monitored inpatient activity and exercise testing, including exercise prescriptions
  • Coronary artery disease risk factor education
  • Assistance with referring discharged patients to outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs near their homes



The inpatient cardiac rehabilitation program is located in Room D4/531 of UW Hospital. Patients admitted to the hospital for heart-related or vascular-related illnesses or procedures are automatically set up to receive our services. A cardiac rehabilitation staff member will contact patients directly to discuss rehabilitation plans. For further information, please call (608) 263-6630.