Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Every day, hundreds of heart patients just like you join Alta Bates Summit's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program to improve their health.
If you’re like most of our patients, you come here to lower your cholesterol, blood pressure, stress level or weight after a recent cardiac event.
We offer a unique combination of exercise and educational classes to help you reach your goals by:
- Making lifestyle changes for optimal physical and psychological health
- Preventing the progression of heart disease
In our nationally certified and recognized program, you'll receive quality, medically supervised rehabilitation care from an experienced staff. We also offer valet parking for your added convenience.
We will design an exercise prescription just for you, based on your cardiologist’s order, the results of your admission treadmill test, and your health history.
You will attend exercise classes led by an exercise physiologist three times per week for up to 12 weeks, using the latest in exercise equipment, including:
- Step machines
- Stationary bikes
- Elliptical trainers
- Arm ergometers
Each class begins with various warm-up exercises, such as stretching, balance enhancement and low-level weight training, followed by 30 minutes of aerobic exercise. Cool-down activities include stretching and relaxation imaging.
All of our staff members have years of cardiac rehab experience. As you exercise, we will be watching for signs of cardiac complications and will keep your physicians informed of your progress.
Patient education is an essential component of our cardiac rehabilitation, so you and your family are encouraged to participate in our weekly health education programs.
Individual counseling and group sessions cover topics that include heart-healthy nutrition, stress reduction, smoking cessation, physical conditioning, medications, and the anatomy and physiology of heart disease.
We encourage you to visit or call our facility to learn more about the many benefits of our program.
If you or a family member wants to enroll in our program or if you would like to request that a Cardiac Rehab staff member contact your physician for a referral, please call us at 510-204-1554.
We look forward to hearing from you.
About the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, our heart specialists deliver compassionate patient care using leading-edge procedures, to patients living throughout the San Francisco East Bay area. While our cardiac services are located in Berkeley and Oakland, patients come to our heart center from Hayward, Pleasanton, Lafayette, and other East Bay communities as well as from greater California and the United States to seek the best cardiac hospital care available. Our experienced team of top heart and cardiovascular specialists strive to work with each patient to identify the best treatment options for heart and vascular conditions. Whether you need a top heart surgeon (or specialist), a cardiac specialist, a vascular or thoracic surgeon, or one of our best-in-class cardiothoracic specialists - our doctors, nurses and technologists will work with you to strive for the best cardiovascular care for your unique needs. We strive to be the best cardiac hospital not just in the San Francisco East Bay but for every patient who enters our heart center, whether they come from Oakland, Berkeley, or beyond the Bay Area.
3030 Telegraph Ave.
(Webster & Telegraph)
Alta Bates Campus Map
7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
We offer hour-long, cardiac rehab exercise classes throughout the day.