Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation tailored to your needs and goals.

Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is the only rehabilitation program specifically designated for Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Mahoning Valley. Mercy Health - St. Joseph Warren Hospital offers the only hospital-based cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation in Trumbull County. Both facilities were remodeled in 2014.

Cardiac rehabilitation is recommended for a variety of reasons:

  • Heart attack
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Angioplasty with or without stent
  • Stable congestive heart failure
  • Stable angina
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Risk factors for heart disease
  • Family history of cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking

Cardiac rehabilitation is an exercise and education program that improves exercise tolerance and cardiac symptoms. It also reduces the risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality while providing a safe environment. Behavior modification information is provided for stress and smoking cessation. Monthly dietary classes are available by a registered dietician.

Our staff includes registered nurses (who perform a complete assessment prior to exercise) and exercise physiologists (who start clients exercising and develop personalized exercise prescriptions). All staff members are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and work together to determine blood pressure, interpret EKG monitoring and to further advance each patient.

Continuous EKG monitoring is available based on your diagnosis and insurance coverage. The unit is equipped with a defibrillator and a crash cart to facilitate immediate response to any emergency situation. The emergency room is also easily accessible at both facilities.

Available equipment includes:

  • Treadmills
  • Bikes
  • Arm ergometers
  • Nu-Step
  • Elliptical
  • Free weights
  • Dynamic Resistance Station

Available amenities include:

  • Locker rooms with shower facilities (St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital only)
  • Refreshment area
  • TVs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free, easily accessible parking

If your insurance does not cover Cardiac Rehabilitation, an independent exercise and educational program is available for $45 per month.


Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Cardiac Health Center
1044 Belmont Ave.
Youngstown, OH
(located at the corner of Park and Belmont Ave.)

Mercy Health - St. Joseph Cardiopulmonary Health Center
627 Eastland Ave., Suite 101
Warren Eastland II Building at the left rear of the main hospital