Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Heart Health/Cardiovascular Health
Primary Health Care
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program to support your heart health and management of cardiovascular risk factors to decrease your risk for cardiac events.  There are many benefits to attending cardiac rehab such as, decreased symptoms of angina, improved energy and fitness and much more.
Cardiac Rehab is personalized to address your individual needs and includes:
  • Individual assessment by our team of health professionals including nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, kinesiologists and other healthcare providers
  • Supervised group exercise (up to twelve weeks, once or twice per week) and/or Home-based individualized exercise planning,  based upon your personal assessment, medical history and goals  
  • Nutrition assessment, education and counseling with an ongoing focus on your individual nutrition needs and preferences
  • Realistic goal setting 
  • Motivational educational sessions designed for your lifestyle and health   
  • Guidance for self-managing your health, (for example; diabetes testing and management, heart rate monitoring, etc.)  
  • Medication recommendations by the medical director
Depending on your individual needs a virtual program may be available.
Virtual Cardiac Rehab is home-based and provides one-on-one consultations, online education sessions and cardiovascular risk factor management with the health professional team.  
The program is offered in a variety of locations throughout Nova Scotia (see below for locations).   

More about this service

Location and contact information

Antigonish, Guysborough, Richmond Strait area
Community Cardiovascular Hearts in Motion 
St. Martha’s Regional Hospital                                                                   
25 Bay Street DIRECTIONS                                                                 

  • Phone: 902-863-7192 
  • or 902-863-7193 

South Shore Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program
Suite 110, Bridgewater Medical Arts Building
42 Glen Allan Drive DIRECTIONS

  • Phone: 902-527-2417 
  • Fax: 902-543-8895 

Cape Breton -Sydney
Heart & Lung Wellness Centre 
200 Churchill Drive, Unit 200 DIRECTIONS

  • Phone :902-563-8566   
  • Fax: 902-563-8572

Hearts & Health in Motion - a Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation Program and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program
110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth  DIRECTIONS

  • Phone : 902-473-3846
  • Fax: 902-473-7855

Hearts & Health in Motion - a Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation Program and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program
6960 Mumford Rd, Suite 2057, Corridor 2 DIRECTIONS

  • Phone : 902-473-3846
  • Fax: 902-473-7855

Kentville /Annapolis /Kings Co.
Extended Warranty II Valley Cardiac Rehab Program
Valley Regional Hospital
15 Exhibition St DIRECTIONS

  • Phone: 902 679-2657 ext.2621
  • Fax: 902 678-5423

Lower Sackville
Hearts & Health in Motion - a Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation Program and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program
Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville DIRECTIONS

  • Phone : 902-473-3846
  • Fax: 902-473-7855

New Glasgow
One Door Chronic Disease Management Centre Cardiac Rehab Program
688B East River Road DIRECTIONS

  • Phone: 902-752-7600 ext. 4700

Cardiac Maintenance Education Program
Colchester East Hants Health Centre 600 Abenaki Road DIRECTIONS

  • Phone: 902-893-5528
  • Fax: 902-893-3713

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program  
Yarmouth Regional Hospital - Cardiovascular Clinic, Wellness Center  
4th Floor Building C  60 Vancouver Street DIRECTIONS                                                                         

  • Phone: 902-742-3542  Ext 1460
  • Fax: 902 742-5170

How do I access this service?

If you have recently been an inpatient at the QEII hospital due to heart related conditions, you will be automatically referred to a cardiac rehab program. In other parts of the province, your health care provider can refer you to the program nearest you.

Who Is the Program For?

Cardiac Rehab is a program for people with Heart & Vascular Disease.  This includes people who have a history of:

  • Heart Attack, Angina, Heart Failure, Cardiac Surgery & Interventions (such as Coronary Bypass Surgery, Angioplasty, Heart Transplant, Heart Valve Surgery)
  • Non-Disabling Stroke, and/or Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) (mini stroke)
  • Peripheral Artery Disease                             

Please note that enrollment criteria may differ slightly between the Nova Scotia Cardiac Rehab sites, and each Cardiac Rehab team will review referrals before enrollment into our programs.

Some programs may also accept referrals for people who have high risk for heart disease due to having at least three of the major cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes, abnormal cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking.

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