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Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation

National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital are working together to help patients with severe heart disease improve or reverse their health through our Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program based on Ornish Lifestyle MedicineTM.

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



Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease



4 Changes to Lifestyle for Intensive Cardiac RehabLifestyle Change Coaching

  • Activity/Exercise supervised by certified exercise physiologists

  • Nutrition counseling from a registered dietitian

  • Stress management training overseen by a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor

  • Emotional support groups led by a psychologist or social worker


Program Details          

  • 9-week program, 4 hours per session

  • Small group setting

  • Each 4-hour session reinforces four areas of lifestyle change

  • A team of certified and trained staff work with patients each session


‚ÄčIndications for Referral

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

  • Current, Stable Chest Pain (Angina)

  • Heart attack within last 12 months

  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement

  • Angioplasty or Stent Placement

  • Heart or Heart-Lung Transplant

  • Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (35% or less)


Insurance Coverage

Patients need a referral from their physician to participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program that is covered by private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. A self-pay option also available.


Patient Referrals

303.318.1303 phone

303.318.1336 fax



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