Cardiac rehabilitation and prevention is designed to help lower your risk and delay progression of heart disease through physical activity, exercise and other lifestyle modifications.

Fraser Health cardiac rehabilitation has gone virtual.

Before you attend a virtual cardiac rehabilitation class, please view our video on attending your Zoom Appointment and explore our Virtual Health Tools.

What is cardiac rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation is a program to help you to be more active and make lifestyle changes that can lead to a stronger heart and better health. Our cardiac rehabilitation teams guide you virtually through healthy heart education classes and supervised exercise programs to help you to feel better and reduce your risk of future heart problems. Our regional Cardiac Rehabilitation team consists of experts in cardiac rehabilitation and prevention strategies and may include a cardiologist, registered nurse, dietitian (nutrition specialist), social worker, pharmacist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and exercise specialists.

Our cardiac rehabilitation program also allows people to interact with others online who have similar issues. This can help you grow more confident in your ability to go back to your daily activities and hobbies. Cardiac rehabilitation programs can help you with questions such as, "Where do I start?" "How much is enough?" and "What is safe for me?"

Who can attend the cardiac rehabilitation program?

People with many types of heart disease can benefit from cardiac rehab. Anyone who has been diagnosed with a heart condition, whether clogged arteries, a heart attack or another condition related to the heart or vascular system, can participate. Anyone who has one or more modifiable risk factors for heart disease (such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, diabetes or obesity, or people who are sedentary or smokers) can also attend a healthy heart program to learn about exercise and other life style changes to help reduce their risk of developing heart disease. 

What will I do in the cardiac rehabilitation program?

Learning how to exercise right for your heart health is a big part of cardiac rehab. So you will begin with a full physical, this may be completed virtually depending on your needs and goals, and may include tests such as an electrocardiogram (ECG) and exercise treadmill test. These tests will help your team design an exercise program just for you.

A key component of our cardiac rehabilitation program is helping people with heart disease reduce their future risk and maintain their heart health with exercise. Exercise is a form of treatment that impacts the outcome of many chronic diseases. It helps lower all the risk factors associated with heart and vascular disease and is a great therapy, which complements traditional medical care. Our cardiac rehabilitation services are delivered virtually, via video exercise and education, and telephone check-ins.

Resources to help you get started:

Cardiac risk reduction
Cardiac risk factors and prevention
Cardiac rehabilitation education

Your heart surgery journey - Your surgery and hospital stay

Following the insertion of a heart device

After Heart Bypass and Valve Surgery

Cardiac Rehabilitation: A lifestyle, exercise, and nutrition patient and family guide

Living well with heart disease

Cardiac rehab education videos (English)
Cardiac rehab education videos (Punjabi)
Coming soon: Cardiac rehab education videos in Mandarin
Cardiac rehabilitation exercise 
Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Library
Healthy eating

Canada's Food Guide
Healthy Eating Basics - Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation 

 

Mental wellbeing and stress reduction
BounceBack
Women’s heart health
Women’s unique risk factors 
Quitting smoking
Quit Now
Other resources

Cardiac rehabilitation

What is Heart Disease?

Healthy Living

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
 

Where can I find a cardiac rehabilitation programs and resources near me?

You can find a cardiac rehabilitation program in the following communities in Fraser Health:

Abbotsford Regional Hospital
32900 Marshall Road, Abbotsford
604-851-4700 ext. 642631

 

 

Education classes

Supervised exercise classes

Abbotsford Community Recreation Centres

Abbotsford cardiac rehabilitation resources:

Our series of five education classes are offered live via video on Mondays.  The introductory class runs every Monday at 9:00 a.m. and the remaining four classes run Mondays at 1:00 p.m.

Our supervised exercise classes are offered live via video on Monday and Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m and Tuesday and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00  p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Program  (Prior to COVID-19)

Keeping Track of my Heart Health

Home blood pressure monitoring tool
Burnaby Hospital
3935 Kincaid Street, Burnaby
604-412-6440
Education classes offered in English

Supervised exercise classes

Burnaby Community Recreations Centres

Burnaby cardiac rehabilitation resources:

Healthy Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Program (Prior to COVID-19)

Keeping Track of my Heart Health

Hearts on the Mend Volunteer Program
Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre
9750 140th Street, Surrey
604-582-4584

Education classes offered in English and Punjabi

Supervised exercise classes

Surrey Community Recreation Centres

Jim Pattison cardiac rehabilitation resources:

Our English education classes are offered live via video on Wednesday between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Our Punjabi education classes are offered live via video on Monday between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Our supervised exercise classes are offered live via video. Please check in with our team to find out what days you are scheduled to attend.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Education Program in Punjabi (Prior to COVID-19)

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Program (Prior to COVID-19)

Keeping Track of my Heart Health
Vine Avenue Clinics – Peace Arch Campus
15455 Vine Avenue
White Rock 
604-541-7162

Education classes

Supervised exercise classes 

White Rock Community Recreation Centres

Peace Arch Hospital cardiac rehabilitation resources:

We offer education classes live via video on Wednesdays.

We offer supervised exercise classes live via video on Monday and Wednesday at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. They are also offered on Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Peace Arch Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation

Keeping Track of my Heart Health