Cardiac Rehabilitation

What we do

Cardiac Rehabilitation aims to get cardiac patients back to a full and active life after cardiac events such as heart attack, angioplasty, stenting and/or cardiac surgery.
We aim to help cardiac patients and their families understand their heart condition.  In addition we aim to reduce the risk of future cardiac events by educating and supporting and motivating people who have cardiac disease to make the following lifestyle alterations:

Stop smoking, achieve a targeted cholesterol level, control high blood pressure, achieve an optimal healthy weight, manage stress, take regular exercise, manage medications, resume work &/or other activities.

Participation in a cardiac rehabilitation programme can also help patients recover after a coronary event by restoring confidence.

Our programmes run 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.
  • Modified eight week programme on Wednesday afternoons. 

These programmes consist of interactive educational talks as well as a programme of exercise in the gym. Each session lasts about two hours. 

Contact Details

Phone:  (01) 4162548 (Voicemail Facility)
Email: cardiacrehabref@stjames.ie

Postal Address:
Cardiac Rehabilitation Office,
Hospital 4,
St James’s Hospital,
Dublin 8.

Title Name Phone Email 
Cardiac Rehabilitation Co-Ordinator  Mary Kerins (01) 4162548 4284315
 Bleep 786

mkerins@stjames.ie 

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Marie Ryan 

(01) 4162548 4284315
Bleep 786 


meryan@stjames.ie
Clinical Nurse Manager 2 Louise Eakins

(01) 4162548 4284316
Bleep 786 

leakins@stjames.ie
Secretary Sara Hennessy (01) 4162548  shennessy@stjames.ie

Cardiac Rehab Clinic

Specialty Day Location Consultant 
Cardiac Rehab  Monday pm  Outpatients Suite 3 Nurse led
Cardiac Rehab Thursday pm Cardiac Rehab Hospital 4 Ground Floor  Nurse led

Referral Procedure

Referrals accepted from Hospital Consultants, GPs & Cardiac Rehab nurses & members of the Cardiac Rehab multidisciplinary team. Please complete this Referral form and email it along with ALL relevant reports to: cardiacrehabref@stjames.ie . Alternatively you can mail it to the above postal address.



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