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Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist Team 

The Cardiac Rehab Specialist Nurses provide a professional Nurse led service offering many years of expertise in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

We can provide advice, support and information on: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of your cardiac condition
  • Cardiology/Surgical queries
  • Answer any concerns/questions regarding your condition
  • Medication/support advice
  • Heart attack
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Discuss your recovery plan
  • Psychological support
  • Lifestyle advice 

We also signpost to other services such as Lipid clinic, Smoking cessation, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Psychology and sexual heath. 

During your admission to Hospital we will visit you and discuss diagnosis and recovery. Following your discharge from Hospital we will follow you up by telephone and then in clinic or at home. We will discuss a recovery plan, risk factor management and set goals. We encourage walking. Click here for the early walking plan.

Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Angela Melvin 

Specialist Nurses 

Kate Price 

Julia Stephens 

Alison McCarthy 

Leanne Hughes 

Danielle Carpenter 

Cardiac Rehabilitation Physiotherapist 

Elaine Woodiwiss 

Service Co-Ordinator:  

Lyne Venn 
Tel: 02920744638 

The Cardiac Rehab office is open Monday-Friday 8-4.  

Cardiac Rehab contact details 

Tel: 02920743384 


The service is supported by BACPR Exercise Instructors, Occupational Therapists, Dietitian’s and Pharmacists.  

Cardiac Rehabilitation classes 

Cardiac Rehab is a professionally supervised programme run by Nurses, Physiotherapists and BACPR Exercise Instructors. It aims to improve the health and well being of people who have heart problems. Everyone’s needs are different and the service offered will be based on the best option for you. Cardiac Rehab offers an individualised structured programme of exercise, education and psychological support. 

The Cardiac Rehab programme runs at the University Hospital of Wales, University Hospital Llandough and Llandaff North Hub. The programme aims to improve your wellbeing by offering advice and support assisting you to return to your lifestyle following a cardiac event. Patients are individually assessed for exercise by a Cardiac Nurse and a Physiotherapist and a structured programme is offered with patients who have had similar experiences. The education talks will give you the opportunity to discuss your diet, medication, blood pressure and other risk factors and learn more about your condition. We also offer relaxation. Some of the classes offer Tai Chi as part of the cool down.

Patient literature 

Cardiac Rehabilitation - MI Booklet 
Cardiac Surgery Booklet
General advice – BHF books       


British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) 

Cardiac Rehab Standards  


National standards of clinical excellence (NICE)

MI Guidelines


British Heart Foundation 

Heart UK 

Familial Hypercholesterolemia 

Public health Wales 

Smoking cessation 

Ash Wales 


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