The Heart Wellness Program

Australia’s leading cardiac rehabilitation program for heart attack

atrial fibrillation and heart disease. 


About The Heart Wellness Program

The Heart Wellness program is Australia’s leading cardiac rehabilitation program, established to prevent and treat those with all forms of heart disease across 9 locations throughout Greater Sydney and Melbourne Regions. 

The Heart Wellness program is our modern approach to cardiac rehabilitation, which is able to serve the community in both the primary and secondary prevention of heart disease, with the fundamental aim to keep a relationship with the patient following the program so they maintain that specialised support to continue with their new healthy lifestyle to improve their best long-term health outcomes.

The Macquarie Health Group of hospitals are unique as they are able to provide all 3-phases of cardiac rehabilitation programs within our hospitals, whilst also providing the preventative program for those at risk of developing heart disease. The program has been established following the leading evidence and guidelines incorporating top facilities, equipment, clinicians and allied health staff in the multidisciplinary program across all of our Heart Wellness sites.

Aims Of The Program

The program is our modern approach to cardiac rehab, with a specialised cardiac team attending to your individual needs in our state of the art rehab facilities.

The aims of our program are;

  • Reduce the risk of developing heart disease
  • Assist in the recovery following a cardiac diagnosis, event or procedure
  • Reduce the likelihood of a re-hospitalisation
  • Reduce cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality
  • Improve one’s quality of life
  • Improve one’s cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Educate and empower the patient
  • Reduce anxiety and stress associated with the condition
  • Provide a long-term home based exercise and lifestyle program

The Heart Wellness Team

Our program includes all facets of the latest guidelines by The Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA), The Heart Foundation, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and American Heart Association (AHA). This ensures that you get access to the leading healthcare in one location maximising your outcomes and providing you with the very best Heart Wellness program experience in the country, whilst working in conjunction with your treating Cardiologist and GP.

Once enrolled into the program you will get access to all of the members of the Heart Wellness team, which includes;

  • Cardiac Nurse
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Dietician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychologist

Who is Eligible

If you have recently been diagnosed with a cardiac condition, had a recent cardiac event, been in hospital, undergoing cancer treatment, or require reconditioning for your chronic cardiac condition then you are eligible to join our program.

All types of heart disease are accepted into the program.

  • Atrial Fibrillation (and other arrhythmias)
  • Heart Attack
  • Angina
  • Coronary Artery Disease 
  • CABG, Stent or Angioplasty 
  • Heart Failure
  • Pacemaker or ICD Implant
  • Valve Disease or Valve Surgery
  • Cardio-oncology 
  • Type II DM

    The Heart Wellness Program In The Media

    Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Manager Dr Christian Verdicchio was interviewed by Dr Ross Walker to talk about the Heart Wellness Program and the importance of exercise and lifestyle changes in patients with heart disease.  

    Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Manager Dr Christian Verdicchio was interviewed by Polly Hazelton of MyCare to talk about heart disease and the importance of the Heart Wellness Program for patients with heart disease.

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    NSW Locations


    The Sydney Private Hospital

    (02) 9797 0555

    63 Victoria Street

    Dee Why

    Delmar Private Hospital

    (02) 9982 7655

    58 Quirk Street


    Holroyd Private Hospital

    (02) 9681 2222

    123 Chetwynd Road


    President Private Hospital

    (02) 9521 7788

    Cnr President Avenue

    & Hotham Road 


    Longueville Private Hospital

     (02) 9427 0844

    47 Kenneth Street


    Manly Waters Private Hospital

    (02) 9977 9977

    17 Cove Avenue


    Eastern Suburbs Private Hospital

    (02) 9398 0800

    8 Chapel Street

    Rooty Hill

    Minchinbury Community Hospital

    (02) 9625 2222

    Cnr Rupertswood Rd

    & Great Western Highway

    VIC Location


    Melbourne Eastern Private Hospital

    (03) 9720 3388

    157 Scoresby Road

    The Sydney Private Hospital

    T: (02) 9797 0555
    F: (02) 9798 8561

    Eastern Suburbs Private Hospital

    T: (02) 9398 0800
    F: (02) 9398 8472

    Manly Waters Private Hospital

    T: (02) 9977 9977
    F: (02) 9977 4319

    Longueville Private Hospital

    T: (02) 9427 0844
    F: (02) 9418 7329

    Delmar Private Hospital

    P: (02) 9982 7655
    F: (02) 9971 7299

    President Private Hospital

    T: (02) 9521 7788
    F: (02) 9542 0374

    Holroyd Private Hospital

    P: (02) 9681 2222
    F: (02) 9632 8480

    Minchinbury Community Hospital

    T: (02) 9625 2222
    F: (02) 9675 9704

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