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How Long Does Cardiac Rehab Typically Last?

by Dr. Rajesh Vedanthan, Cardiology Expert
October 06, 2016

Question: How long does the cardiac rehab process take?

Answer: The standard outpatient “Phase 2” cardiac rehab program generally consists of 24 to 36 sessions (each about 1 hour), usually 2-3 times/week. So, the entire program can take between 8 and 18 weeks, depending on the specific schedule that is available at the facility and chosen by the patient.

Dr. Rajesh Vedanthan is Associate Professor in Medicine (Cardiology) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His area of research interest is global cardiology, global health delivery, capacity-building, and the intersection of health and development. He is also Associate Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai.

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