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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program


The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Sarasota Memorial is designed to improve the health and quality of life of people living with heart, lung and vascular disease, and to help those managing chronic diseases lead active, productive lives.

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Whether you’ve had a heart attack or heart transplant, asthma or emphysema, our team of cardiovascular and pulmonary specialists will review your personal and medical history to customize a rehabilitation plan that will help you meet your individual needs and personal health and wellness goals. Cardiopulmonary Rehab plans often include trainer-led exercise at HealthFit, Sarasota Memorial's medically integrated fitness center, or participation in the Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, which is among the 70+ specialized classes and programs offered at the Clark Road campus.

Our cardiopulmonary team comprises an experienced multidisciplinary team of specialists, including:

  • Cardiologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Exercise physiologists

Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COVID-19

Patients who have successfully recovered from acute COVID-19 complications often require pulmonary rehabilitation to recuperate from the diesease. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid services now covers Pulmonary Rehabilitation for individuals who have had confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and are experiencing persistent systoms that include respiratory dysfunction for at least four weeks. Call (941) 917-7981 for more information. 

Ornish Reversal Program/ Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation

As part of Dr. Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart DiseaseSarasota Memorial offers an intensive cardiac rehab program. Covered by Medicare, the nine-week program combines intensive cardiac rehabilitation, meal preparation based on the Ornish Diet (rated as the best diet for heart health by U.S. News & World Report); stress management techniques; and social support for those who want to lower their cholesterol, blood pressure and reverse cardiovascular disease without medications or surgery. Call 941-917-6139 or visit for more information.

Rehab for PAD Patients

The cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs are conveniently located at:

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Heritage Harbour
1040 River Heritage Blvd.,
Bradenton, FL 34212

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Clark Road
5880 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota, FL 34238 (approximately
1/2-mile west of I-75 off Clark Road)

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Blackburn Point
929 S. Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center and ER at North Port 
2345 Bobcat Village Center Road
North Port, FL 34288

Sarasota Memorial also offers a specialized rehabilitation program for patients managing peripheral artery disease (PAD), a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the arms and legs. Certified Exercise Physiologists prescribe customized exercise plans for each patient and provide disease-management education. Patients participate in the Physiologist-supervised walking therapy two to three times each week over 12 weeks, up to 36 sessions.

Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Sarasota Memorial’s PAD Rehab is offered at two convenient locations: the Health Care Center at Clark Road and the Health Care Center at North Port. It has been shown to reduce patients’ leg cramps, maximize endurance and enable them to walk further, without pain.

Physician-prescribed exercise is covered by many insurance plans, Medicare and Medicare replacements. For more information, call 941-917-6139 (Sarasota) or 941-257-2850 (North Port).

Request an Appointment

A physician referral is required and can be faxed to 941-917-2295.
For information or to request an appointment, please call 941-917-6139 (Sarasota) or 941-257-2850 (North Port).