Cardiac therapy in Kansas City

If you're recovering from a heart attack or dealing with congestive heart failure or another cardiac condition, your cardiologist may suggest cardiac rehabilitation. Our nurses and other team members have experience treating people with a wide range of cardiac conditions. We can work with you to design a rehab program to meet your needs and goals.

This treatment plan usually includes instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management and other health-related areas. It is an important part of the treatment of your specific heart problem.

Our inpatient cardiac rehab services are located within Research Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation services are available at multiple HCA Midwest Health facilities, including Lee's Summit Medical Center, Research Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center.

To see if you're a candidate for our cardiac rehab program, schedule an appointment.

Do I need cardiac rehabilitation?

If you have one of the following diagnoses or procedures, you may be eligible to participate:

  • Heart attack
  • Cardiac surgery, such as coronary bypass or valve surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Angina
  • Coronary artery angioplasty or stents
  • Heart transplantation

Learn more about HCA Midwest's cardiology program.


The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) certification shows HCA Midwest's programs are aligned with current guidelines as approved by the AACVPR for early outpatient care of patients with cardiac or pulmonary issues.

Specialized care for cardiac patients

Our programs are designed to meet the needs of every cardiac patient. Participants typically spend six to 12 weeks in cardiac rehabilitation, attending up to three sessions per week. The length of your program may depend upon your goals, the progress of your recovery or your physician’s recommendation.

Our cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program is composed of registered nurses and an exercise physiologist who work directly with physicians, dietitians, pharmacists and respiratory therapists. Together, they provide outpatient lifestyle modification and exercise for cardiac and pulmonary patients.

During the sessions, the program team will monitor you with an electrocardiograph (ECG) telemetry unit to let them know how you and your heart react and adapt to activity. You’ll also learn how to take your pulse, determine your exercise intensity and exercise at a level that allows you to receive maximum benefits.

Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation

Benefits received from cardiac rehabilitation may vary based on your initial condition and your efforts toward rehab. Your benefits may include:

  • Strengthening and conditioning of your heart and lungs
  • Controlling your weight and lowering your total cholesterol levels
  • Understanding your medications, the signs and symptoms of heart disease, heart failure and a heart attack and when to seek medical attention
  • Laying the groundwork for the development of a healthier lifestyle
  • Reducing your symptoms and chances of experiencing another cardiac event
  • An earlier return to work and daily activities
  • Developing coping and stress reduction skills, as well as relaxation techniques
  • Emotional support for you and your family