This 12-week program consists of exercise sessions and group teaching on diet, heart disease, exercise and medications. The program team is made up of a dietitian, a nurse, a physiotherapist, a pharmacist, a respiratory therapist, and a psychologist.
Before starting the program, patients must undergo a stress test on a treadmill and be assessed by the nurse and the cardiologist. The cardiologist decides whether a patient is ready to participate in the program. This program is offered in Caraquet for the entire Acadian Peninsula. People may request services themselves or be referred by a health professional.