Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

KHSC will be transitioning the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation care to Providence Care Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Centre located at 752 King Street West.  KHSC and Providence Care are working collaboratively on this change. In order to plan for this change the program has been momentarily paused and will restart in the spring of 2024.  

If you have been referred to the cardiac rehabilitation program, this change does not impact your care or your place on the program waitlist. Once the program is restarted, you will be contacted with more information.  In the meantime, please find some cardiac rehab specific resources below. 

More information will be posted as it becomes available. For questions or concerns please call (613) 544-3400 extension 3123.

Resources

Health e-University: an online resource from the UHN Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Program at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Within this site, you will find the Cardiac College and the Diabetes College. You can navigate through either or both colleges to gain information from trusted sources about how to manage your heart condition or diabetes. 

Prevention & Wellness Centre of the Ottawa Heart Institute: Offers a wide variety of education materials and resources including webinars and videos. 

 

Physical Activity 

Physical activity and fitness are an important part of your cardiac rehabilitation journey. While you are waiting to start the program, we encourage you to start a walking program if you have not already done so. 

There are many benefits to engaging in a walking program, such as increased muscle strength, improved energy levels, and reduced stress and anxiety to name a few. 

If you do not feel comfortable walking outside, consider indoor options such as the mall, the INVISTA Centre, and the Memorial Centre. You can also check out KFL&A Public Health’s Walking to Wellness program.

If you experience any unusual symptoms during your walk (angina, excessive shortness of breath, dizziness/lightheadedness), slow down or rest as needed. Contact your family doctor or specialist for any persistent symptoms or present yourself to the nearest emergency department. 

Nutrition

If you are eager to learn more about nutrition and healthy eating, we recommend the following websites for credible information and some great recipes! 

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If you are referring to the cardiac rehabilitation program, please continue to refer as outlined below.  

Referrals

All referrals must be submitted by a doctor. Please direct referrals to:

Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre
Phone: 613-544-3400 Ext. 3123 Fax: 613-544-4749

Click here to download a referral form

Patients will be screened by a multidisciplinary team to determine their suitability for the program.