Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation

Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) is a comprehensive program for improving health based on 40 years of experience and over 100 peer-reviewed, published studies. Like traditional cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs, Pritikin ICR focuses on exercise, but ICR also provides comprehensive education in the key areas that impact a healthy lifestyle.  

Patients enrolled in HGB's intensive cardiac rehabilitation program meet three times per week for 12 weeks. Sessions combine monitored exercise with lifestyle education, including one-on-one consultations, weekly cooking classes, workshops, yoga and educational videos. The program is covered by Medicare and most other insurance providers.

Participants in Pritikin ICR will learn how to:

  • Exercise safely
  • Cook heart-healthy meals that are delicious and affordable
  • Become smart grocery shoppers
  • Order intelligently in restaurants
  • Lose weight utilizing science-based skills
  • Quit smoking
  • Manage stress
  • Improve personal and professional relationships
  • Transform negative attitudes into positive ones

ICR is approved for anyone that has had any of these qualifying events:

  • heart attack (within 12-months)
  • angioplasty (no time limit)
  • valve surgery (no time limit)
  • Stent (no time limit)
  • coronary artery bypass grafting (no time limit)
  • heart transplant (no time limit)


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