Advanced heart care in Houston, Texas

HCA Houston Healthcare Specialty Hospital Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program is dedicated to the management, control and detection of cardiovascular diseases. Our multidisciplinary heart doctors work with you to increase your heart strength.

To learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation program, please call (713) 285-1000.

Patients who have experienced the following cardiac events may benefit from our cardiac rehabilitation program:

  • Heart attack
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Angina
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Valve replacement
  • Pacemaker

Goals of cardiac rehab

Our medically supervised program is designed to assist patients to return to an active and productive life after a cardiac event. Our multidisciplinary team creates a personalized plan for you and your heart’s needs.

Program goals include:

  • Improve the patient’s quality of life
  • Achieve independent function of daily living
  • Control and alleviate symptoms
  • Decrease psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression
  • Increase exercise tolerance
  • Return patients to employment as quickly as possible
  • Prevent negative physical effects of inactivity
  • Reduce risk factors for heart disease

Benefits of cardiac rehab include:

  • Improved ability to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Improved blood pressure control
  • Improved blood cholesterol levels
  • Improved body flexibility
  • Improved strength and stamina
  • Improved weight management
  • Safe exercise habits

Medical complex care

Some of our patients require additional care if they experience a severe heart event. Our medical complex care program provides acute hospitalization for an extended period, with intensive nursing care and specialized therapies.

Patients who are admitted to HCA Houston Specialty Hospital may include the following diagnoses:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Multisystem complications
  • Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and nutritional management
  • Post-surgical management
  • Cardiac monitoring and telemetry
  • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Long-term antibiotic therapies

Other clinical services

In addition to services you receive from our cardiac rehabilitation program and/or our medical complex program, you may receive other clinical services that confirm or assist our medical staff in creating the right personalized program for you and your needs.

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • On-site pharmacy
  • On-site laboratory
  • On-site pathology
  • Activities therapy
  • Case management and discharge planning
  • On-site X-ray/MRI/CT scan
  • On-site radiation therapy
  • On-site surgical intensive unit (SICU)
  • On-site medical intensive unit (MICU)