Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit


The Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit is a service that specialises in the holistic rehabilitation of patients who have recently suffered angina pectoris or heart attack, or undergone cardiac surgery , and are experiencing transitory physical incapacity.
ICTA’s Rehabilitation Unit consists of a team of specialists in Cardiology, Rehabilitation, Clinical Psychology and Nutrition who implement a holistic therapy programme to effect the swiftest possible physical, psychological, social and occupational recovery of people suffering from cardiovascular disease.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit reduces the number of permanent incapacities that may arise from coronary heart disease, while improving the quality of life for patients and:

  • Recovery of maximum functional capacity following a programme of controlled physical exercise.
  • Control of cardiovascular risk factors through clinical follow-up.
  • Reduction of convalescence period.
  • Patients readapt at personal, social and occupational levels using psychological techniques that help them overcome their illness and related complications such as depression.
  • Reduction of mortality associated with new cardiac events.
  • The Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit uses state of the art technology in this field, such as telemetric monitoring of each patient, to help avoid undesirable effects and make aerobic exercise safe.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme

General Programme

  • An analysis and a stress test are carried out. A cardiologist will evaluate the patient, and if the outcome is favourable, the patient can be admitted to the programme. In this case, the history will be opened with an in depth study of the patient’s lifestyle in order to carry out follow-up and control.

  • The programme lasts an average of three months, with sessions three days per week (1 hour 20 minutes  per session). The patient does physical exercise to a predetermined heart rate, with physiotherapy and bike exercise programmes that are telemetrically monitored . 
Training is completed with a programme of exercise and increasingly intensive walking.

  • In addition, elements such as eating habits, risk factor control, and behaviour patterns related to anxiety and depression are treated with the participation of a dietician and a psychologist. At one month there is a follow-up appointment with a cardiologist specialised in stress tests (the final programme report is given to the patient after a stress test).

Continued sessions Programme

  • There is the possibility of continuing with two or three weekly sessions, as well as keeping up periodic appointments with the physiotherapist and dietician who have participated in the programme in order to progress to phase 3 of rehabilitation in our clinic in Malaga.


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Hospital Xanit Internacional Instituto Cardiotecnologico Andaluz


  • Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n, 29630, Benalmádena, (Málaga)
  • Phone: 952 367 190

Technical means

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit boasts a fully equipped gym with cycle ergometers, weights, wall bars, etc. The installations have male and female changing rooms and showers. This service uses a telemetric monitoring system, and has equipment for carrying out stress tests.


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