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Cardiac Rehabilitation

The goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to stabilize, slow, or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease. Studies show that cardiac rehab can improve your quality of life, reduce your risk of future cardiac events, and create a sense of well-being and optimism about your future. Our team will provide education and counseling support as you adjust your lifestyle behaviors, and help you develop sustainable, healthy habits in exercise, nutrition, and weight management.

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s Approach Transforms Heart Patient into CEO of his Health

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s and Lifestyle Medicine: ‘… real education and activation’

  • Blog Post

    Campaign Raises Funds for Pulmonary Services in Magic Valley

  • Blog Post

    Patients Get Another Shot at an Active Life Through Cardiac Rehab

Providers

  • Heart Health and Rehabilitation

    Biography

    Jennifer Shalz, MD is medical director of St. Luke’s Heart Health and Rehabilitation as well as the Care Transitions program, which helps patients with congestive heart failure be successful at managing their health at home. She is also medical director of St. Luke’s outpatient tobacco treatment clinics. Her interests are in behavior change, primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease, and a holistic approach to maximizing quality and quantity of life.

    Dr. Shalz earned her medical degree from Tufts University Medical School on an Air Force health professions scholarship. She served in the military, completing her internal medicine residency at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California. She practiced at multiple VA institutions, then transitioned to supportive oncology before bringing her chronic disease management and palliative care skills to her current positions at St. Luke’s. She serves on a national expert committee for the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and is a member of St. Luke’s Heart and Vascular Board.