Cardiac Rehab

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Cardiac Rehab With the Area’s Cardiovascular Care Leader

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute is the leading provider of cardiovascular care in  Louisville and Southern Indiana. Our expertise goes beyond your initial treatment to provide lifelong follow-up care and cardiac rehab.

Our specialists have the experience, expertise and easy access you’d expect from Louisville’s leader.

Our cardiac rehab providers are leaders in developing and applying innovative techniques that can help you recover and resume your life.

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute offers comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs. We provide one-on-one attention every step of the way and work collaboratively with cardiovascular specialists to set measurable, attainable, physician-directed goals.

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation certifies our three adult cardiac rehab locations:

  • Norton Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center – Audubon, (502) 635-2121
  • Norton Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center – Springs, (502) 891-8500
  • Norton Cardiac Rehabilitation Center – Dixie, (502) 891-8551

Advancing Cardiac Rehab Care With Evidence

We manage your care based on evidence-based guidelines, and we help you develop short-term and long-term goals.

We design your cardiac rehab plan to help you recover from a heart attack, heart failure, stent or heart surgery. Our cardiac rehabilitation specialists guide you on lifestyle changes for a healthier future. Our cardiac rehab team provides practical and emotional support for you and your entire family as you resume your life.

The cardiac rehabilitation program includes up to 36 monitored exercise sessions held three times per week. During these sessions your heart rate and rhythm, as well as blood pressure, are monitored. The educational component of the program also encourages healthy lifestyle changes by helping you better understand your cardiovascular system.

Benefits of Cardiac Rehab

  • Increased work capacity and cardiovascular fitness
  • Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Better glucose control
  • Improved cholesterol profiles
  • Healthy body weight
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved emotional well-being
  • Knowledge of heart disease, risk factor modification and exercise

After you finish the formal program, you can participate in our maintenance program for a nominal monthly fee. There you will exercise under our supervision and enjoy the freedom to work at your own pace with others..

We bill Medicare and private insurance for the formal rehabilitation part of the program, but patients are encouraged to contact their provider before making any appointments.

Heart and Vascular Care for the Whole Person

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute offers patient resources to support you and your family, including free classes for people of all ages who are seeking to improve cardiovascular health or living with a heart condition.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Our cardiac rehabilitation providers are leaders in developing and applying innovative techniques that can help you recover and resume your life.

Connecting Hearts Support Group

The group provides education and support to individuals who have had a heart attack, are living with a heart condition or are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Heart Health Screenings

Prevention is the best way to manage heart disease, and screenings are available to detect early signs of cardiac and vascular disease and identify risk factors.

About Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Every year, more than 137,000 people in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Heart & Vascular Institute specialists for their heart and vascular care. That’s more than any other health care provider.

  • Norton Healthcare’s adult-service hospitals in Louisville all have received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). This is the seventh consecutive accreditation for all four hospitals, which ensures quality for the treatment of heart attack.
  • Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Hospital all are recognized as having ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI accreditation.
  • Norton Healthcare has the most facilities across the city of Louisville with the ability treat a life-threatening heart attack.
  • You have access to more than 100 physicians and advanced practice providers with specialized training and experience in a comprehensive range of conditions and treatments.
  • Patients can make appointments at 28 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Telecardiology is offered at more than 30 sites in the region.
  • Norton Audubon Hospital, a key location for Norton Heart & Vascular Institute services, has been recognized with a HeartCare Center National Distinction of Excellence year after year by the American College of Cardiology. This is the only hospital in Louisville to be recognized for this distinction.
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 Best Hospitals ranked Norton Healthcare’s adult-service hospitals in Louisville as high performing in heart attack, heart failure, aortic valve surgery and heart bypass surgery.
  • Norton Audubon Hospital earned ventricular assist device (VAD) accreditation from DNV – Healthcare and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
  • Communicate with your health care provider, renew prescriptions, get lab results and more through your free Norton MyChart account.

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