Holiday Hours

With the exception of Inova hospitals, Inova Emergency Care and Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care, all Inova outpatient offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday – Monday, May 27.

We offer appointments at four Inova hospital locations to meet your cardiovascular education and recovery needs.

When you come to Inova for cardiac rehabilitation, you’re Safe@Inova. Wait times to start cardiac rehab may be longer than expected and vary at each of our four locations. 

We look forward to supporting your recovery process!

To receive details on how to enroll, please contact any of our locations.

Inova Schar Heart and Vascular’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs are behavior and lifestyle management programs for adults with heart disease. The program begins in the hospital and continues on an outpatient basis. Our goal is to make your heart as healthy as possible through lifestyle management and behavior modification education. We offer cardiac rehabilitation at four convenient locations throughout Northern Virginia.

Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation can help you improve your:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Circulation
  • Diabetes management
  • Flexibility and balance
  • Lifestyle modification knowledge
  • Nutritional plan for a heart-healthy diet
  • Self-confidence
  • Strength and endurance
  • Stress/anxiety management

Inova's Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs include three stages:

  1. Inpatient Transition Care: During your hospitalization, a clinical team member will meet you and your family to:
    - Explain the cardiac rehabilitation program, its benefits and the enrollment process
    - Answer any questions you have about heart disease and initial activity guidelines
  2. Outpatient Secondary Prevention Program: Our clinical team will tailor an education and exercise program for you. You will learn about your heart condition and get the support to implement necessary lifestyle changes to decrease your risk for disease while improving your cardiovascular conditioning for work or recreational activities.
  3. Cardiac Wellness Program: Our clinical team can create a maintenance wellness program for patients who wish to continue supervised exercise in a supportive environment.

To learn more, please call your preferred location. A physician’s referral is required to enroll in the program. You may receive a physician's order during your hospitalization, or our cardiac rehabilitation team will contact your physician to obtain one.

For patients


Inova Schar Heart and Vascular offers educational opportunities to patients enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation. Lectures vary by location and seminars may include:

  • Your Heart and How it Works
  • Exercise and Your Heart
  • Heart-Healthy Eating Guidelines
  • Medication and Heart Health
  • Stress Management

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