Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs

Intensive Cardiac Rehab: Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease

National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, are working together to provide comprehensive rehabilitation programs for patients with heart disease.

Our 9-week Intensive Cardiac Rehab program follows the Ornish Lifestyle MedicineTM approach. This program helps participants stop or reverse heart disease and chest pain through lifestyle changes in four areas of their lives:

  • Nutrition

  • Exercise

  • Stress relief

  • Support

Ornish Lifestyle Medicine is backed by more than 35 years of scientific research to reverse the progression of heart disease.

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Traditional Cardiac Rehab

Traditional cardiac rehabilitation helps patients recover from heart disease, heart failure, heart surgery and peripheral arterial disease. Patients exercise in a medically supervised gym. They also are educated about their disease, the importance of eating a healthy diet and managing medications.


Insurance Coverage

Both cardiac rehabilitation programs are covered by most private insurance and Medicare for qualifying individuals. Traditional cardiac rehab also is covered by Medicaid.


Referrals and Questions

Patients need a referral from their physician to participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program that is covered by private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. Self-pay options are available for Intensive Cardiac Rehab.

303.318.1303 phone

303.318.1336 fax


Cardiac Rehabilitation Location

Saint Joseph Hospital
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Midtown Office Building
1960 N. Ogden St., Ste 030
Denver, CO 80218


Clinical Trials

Does Keto Diet Help Reverse Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction?

Studies have shown that weight loss can improve heart function. Researchers want to see if a ketogenic diet is an effective treatment for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

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Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked #1 or #2 in Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report for 25 consecutive years
  • Ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 5 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials
  • 122-history of focus on care, research and education serving patients from around the world with lung, heart, immune and related disorders