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Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist

Cardio Metabolic Institute

Multi-Specialty Group located in Somerset, Monroe Twp, and East Brunswick, NJ

Cardiac rehabilitation is designed to help improve your future heart health and lower your risk of serious cardiovascular issues, like a heart attack. The leading cardiology team at Cardio Metabolic Institute in Somerset, Monroe Township, and East Brunswick, New Jersey, provides comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation services, so you won’t have to face heart disease alone. Find out more by calling any clinic to speak with a team member.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Q & A

Why do I need cardiac rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation is a lot like physical therapy after a heart surgery. It’s a medically supervised wellness program designed to improve your health and help lower your risk of issues in the future. Your cardiologist could recommend cardiac rehabilitation if you have experienced one or more of the following events, and have not yet begun medically supervised cardiac rehab after their most recent event, you qualify for Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehab:

  • Heart attack
  • Chronic stable angina
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Coronary angioplasty or stenting procedure
  • Heart or heart-lung transplant
  • Heart valve repair or replacement


What happens during cardiac rehabilitation?

Your cardiac rehab treatment plan is entirely tailored to you and your heart health. Cardio Metabolic Institute proudly serves as New Jersey’s only Pritikin Certified Intensive Cardiac Rehab™ center, a proven heart health wellness and prevention program.

At Cardio Metabolic Institute, you can feel confident that you’re in the most capable hands that will help address all cardiovascular disease risk factors. Your cardiac rehabilitation will involve:

  • ECG monitored fitness sessions including; cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and flexibility exercises.
  • Exercise regimen planning
  • Nutritional and dietary counseling 
  • Meditation, counseling for stress and improving emotional well-being
  • Smoking cessation (if needed)


Cardiac rehabilitation is an entirely comprehensive team effort that’s tailored to you. The team at  Cardio Metabolic Institute is diligent about ensuring you receive the education and tools you need to improve your overall heart health. 

What is the Pritikin Eating Plan?

The Pritikin Eating Plan focuses on a wide variety of unrefined, minimally processed foods. The Pritikin Eating Plan highlights the value of healthy, nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. The health benefits from the Pritikin Eating Plan have been scientifically proven through numerous peer-reviewed published studies. These studies, cited in Medicare’s national coverage determination, showed the Pritikin Eating Plan (along with exercise and stress-reduction) positively affected the progression of coronary artery disease. 

When will I have results with cardiac rehabilitation?

Heart disease doesn’t develop overnight. It takes time for the lifestyle changes you make during cardiac rehabilitation to make noticeable improvements. The cardiology team at Cardio Metabolic Institute has you check in regularly to monitor your health. 

They may take occasional blood samples, or perform an occasional stress test to ensure your heart health is improving.  In many cases, your cardiologist starts noticing improvements, such as: improved quality of life, weight loss, a reduction in blood pressure or cholesterol, within a few months.

Rest assured, with each passing day that you follow your wellness and prevention plan, your heart health is gradually getting better.

Book your cardiac rehab evaluation at Cardio Metabolic Institute today by calling the Somerset office, 732-846-7000 extension 152