Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation center is a state-of-the-art facility located within the hospital, which provides medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation fitness programs for members of the community interested in developing an exercise program or lifestyle change within the security of a hospital setting. The center is designed to treat individuals with identified cardiovascular disease, as well as those with known risk factors.

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is for individuals recovering from a heart attack, angioplasty, stent, heart failure, valve surgery, congestive heart failure (CHF), stable angina, and heart transplant surgery. Participants work with a team that includes a cardiologist, registered nurses, exercise physiologists and registered dietitians to improve physical fitness and conditioning, learn proper exercise techniques, reduce risk factors and establish and maintain proper dietary habits. Every participant must be referred by a physician. This program runs 6 to 12 weeks and is covered by Medicare for qualifying patients. During exercise sessions, your heart rate, blood pressure and heart rhythms are monitored by a telemetry system. Every participant must be referred by a physician and progress reports are sent to the referring physician every 30 days. Click here for a more detailed Phase II Cardiac Rehab summary.


Click here to download the Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral that must be completed and returned by your physician to determine your eligibility. Upon receipt of your completed form, you will be contacted for a private consultation with the Cardiac Rehabilitation staff to discuss and design your personally tailored program.

Insurance and Medicare Coverage

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is covered by Medicare and most insurance plans for patients with major cardiac diagnoses:

  • MI (Heart Attack) Within (1) Year
  • Coronary Bypass Surgery (CABG) (6) months
  • Stable Angina
  • Heart Valve Repair/Replacement (6) months
  • Angioplasty (PTCA) with or without a stent (6) months
  • Heart and/or Lung Transplant (12) months
  • Congestive Heart Failure (in accordance to Medicare Guidelines)

Phase III & IV Cardiac Rehabilitation

These affordable, medically supervised, self-pay exercise programs are designed for patients who have a cardiac history or congestive heart failure. If you don’t qualify for Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation but would still benefit from a medically supervised exercise program, please contact us at (973) 429-6199 to discuss reasonably priced options to improve your health and restore your active lifestyle. Click here for further information.

Peripheral Artery Disease Program (PAD)

This program is specifically designed for patients with intermittent claudication. This is a condition resulting in leg pain with activity due to poor circulation. Members of the Cardiac Rehab team will supervise you during mild to moderate exercise that is designed to reduce PAD symptoms and improve your physical activity and quality of life. The program is covered by Medicare (up to 36 weeks) for qualifying patients.

Easy Access

This program is conducted in the Cardiac Fitness Center on the first floor at Mountainside Medical Center. Free valet parking is available for all participants.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Mountainside Medical Center is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

For more information, click here to e-mail our Cardiac Rehab staff or call 973-429-6199.

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