Cardiac Rehabilitation

What we do

Cardiac Rehab aims to get cardiac patients back to a full and active life after heart attack, angina, angioplasty and stenting or cardiac surgery.
We aim to help cardiac patients and their families understand the various heart conditions.  In addition we aim to educate, support and motivate them make the following lifestyle changes:

Give up smoking, achieve a normal cholesterol, control high blood pressure, achieve a desirable weight, manage stress, take regular exercise, understand medications, return to work or other activities.

Cardiac rehab can help patients recover after a coronary event by restoring confidence.

Our programmes are as follows:

  • Six week programme, three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
  • Eight week programme, twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
  • We also run a modified programme for the older person on Tuesday afternoons. These programmes consist of exercise in the gym and educational talks and each session lasts about two hours. 

Contact Details

Phone:  (01) 4162548
Fax: (01) 4103549

Postal Address:
Cardiac Rehabilitation,
CReST Directorate,
St James’s Hospital,
Dublin 8.

Title Name Phone Email 
Cardiac Rehabilitation Manager  Mary Kerins  (01) 4162548 4284315 or
410 3000 Bleep 258 
mkerins@stjames.ie 
CNS  Geraldine FitzGerald
Marie Ryan 

(01) 4162548 4284315 or
410 3000 Bleep 786 

gfitzgerald@stjames.ie 
meryan@stjames.ie
Secretary Sara Hennessey   shennessey@stjames.ie

Cardiac Rehab Clinic

Specialty Day Location Consultant 
Cardiac Rehab  Monday pm  Outpatients Suite 3 Nurse led
Cardiac Rehab Thursday pm Physiotherapy Dept Hospital 7 Nurse led

Referral Procedure

Referrals accepted from Consultants, GP, Multidisciplinary team by Referral form and faxed or posted to the cardiac rehabilitation office. Referrals by phone or email will also be accepted.

6 Week Rehab Schedule (PDF 261Kb)

8 Week Cardiac Rehab Programme (PDF 133Kb)