Ohio State’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a customized outpatient program that guides you and your family through recovery after a heart-related event. Research has shown that cardiac rehabilitation significantly reduces your risk of heart problems happening again. It also helps you regain your independence.

While the core of cardiac rehabilitation is exercise, the program also targets nutrition and diet, weight, management of cholesterol and triglycerides, blood pressure, diabetes and stress. The program is provided during your initial hospital stay and on an outpatient basis after your return home.

Your cardiac rehab team understands that it can be difficult returning to an active life after being hospitalized for and living with a chronic heart problem. We offer classes, individualized counseling and plenty of encouragement to help you on your journey. Cardiac rehabilitation is a positive environment to learn, try new health behaviors, have fun and get better.

Ohio State’s team of nationally recognized experts is dedicated to caring for people of all ages who have recently experienced:


Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

Hear from an Ohio State patient how cardiac rehab benefited her recovery from serious heart complications and gave her a new sense of health and feeling of support and community

Exercise Following a Heart Attack

Following a serious cardiac event many patients want to adopt a new, healthier approach to life. Scott Lilly, MD, an interventional cardiologist, offers this rule: focus on duration, not intensity, so you can establish a real lifestyle change you are able to stick with for the long run.

How Cardiac Rehab Can Help You Recover

Ohio State’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program guides you and your family through recovery after a heart-related event. Research has shown that cardiac rehabilitation significantly reduces your risk of heart problems happening again. It also helps you regain your independence.

Our Leaders

Our leaders

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John Larry, MD

Medical Director, Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation, East Hospital

Dr. Larry is an associate professor of clinical medicine at Ohio State. Dr. Larry has published numerous abstracts and peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a member of multiple professional societies, including the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the American Society for Echocardiography. Dr. Larry was named one of America’s Best Doctors in 2009. He was also honored in Madison’s Who’s Who in Health Care Professionals in 2009. Dr. Larry’s clinical interests include prevention of cardiac disease, cardiac rehabilitation and echocardiography.

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Michael Wesley Milks, MD

Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Outpatient Care Upper Arlington

Dr. Milks is a cardiologist and assistant professor of clinical medicine at Ohio State. Dr. Milks has a wide variety of clinical and research interests, including preventive cardiology, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, echocardiography, and cardiovascular imaging. He has a particular focus in cardiovascular disease prevention, which includes management of lipid disorders and advanced cardiovascular risk prediction tools. Dr. Milks is board certified in echocardiography, internal medicine, and clinical lipidology.

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Laura Yamokoski, APRN-CNP
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Laura Yamokoski, APRN-CNP

  • Internal Medicine
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John Larry, MD
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John Larry, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
  • East Hospital
  • Outpatient Care East
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
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