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:
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
Cardiac Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
The Cardiac Rehab office is open Monday-Friday 8-4.
Cardiac Rehab contact details
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.
British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR)
Cardiac Rehab Standards
National standards of clinical excellence (NICE)
British Heart Foundation
Public health Wales