Dr. Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease®





Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation for those

who want to significantly improve their lives.


Welcome to a whole new way of living – one that will take commitment from you, but can help you feel better, younger and more active – FINALLY!

Island Heart Care is proud to offer Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease® (Ornish Reversal Program™), the only scientifically proven program to stop the progression and even reverse the effects of heart disease.

This nationally recognized program has been so effective in undoing years of damage to the heart that Medicare and other insurers have made the decision to cover it under a new benefit category—intensive cardiac rehabilitation—making it the first integrative medicine of its kind to receive this level of support. 

Potential participants will have experienced one or more of the following:


  •  Acute Myocardial Infarction within the last 12 months (Heart Attack)   
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Current Stable Angina Pectoris (Chest Pain)
  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (Balloon) or Coronary Stenting
  • Heart or Heart-Lung Transplant


When added to current therapies, treatments and medication, the Ornish Reversal Program has been proven to reduce the number of daily medications needed to manage heart disease and the likelihood for repeat procedures.

As a means of prevention…

The Ornish Reversal Program is also a great option for people with risk factors for heart disease (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity).

What is the Ornish Reversal Program?

Participants experience the Ornish Reversal Program as a consistent group – all of which have the common goal of reversing their heart disease and improving their well-being. This 72-hour outpatient program provides participants with support from an expert team that focuses of four elements of your life.

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Four Key Program Elements

This proven, non-invasive program consists of 18, four-hour sessions focused on comprehensive lifestyle changes in four equally weighted elements: personalized nutrition, exercise, group support and stress management.



Learn about incorporating a whole-food, plant-based nutrition with daily recipes, cooking demonstrations and much more in the Ornish Kitchen.



Well-balanced fitness includes stamina, strength, and flexibility. Set your fitness goals and start being more active today with exercise videos and more through the program. 


Stress Management:

When stress is chronic, physical reactions can lead to disease. Learn techniques to cope with & manage stress empowers you to react in healthier ways. 


Love and Support:

Our ability to connect with ourselves and others, is at the root of what makes us sick and what makes us well, what causes sadness and what brings happiness, what makes us suffer and what leads to healing. Giving and receiving love and support makes you healthier and happier. Group support is the part of the comprehensive lifestyle change program that allows individuals participating in the program to connect with each other.

For more information and program resources, go to the Ornish Reversal Program website




The Benefit:

The simplest answer is because you will experience amazing results. The Ornish approach may help you:

  • Reduce your risk of heart-related events
  • Decrease the frequency and severity of chest discomfort
  • Lower the likelihood of future surgery
  • Lessen your dependence on medications
  • Lower your cholesterol, improve your blood pressure, and lose weight 
  • Increase your capacity for exercise



Stop Chest Pain. Halt the Progression of Disease in Your Body.

Start Feeling Better by Changing Your Life.

For more information call (808) 769-5225 or visit www.Ornish.com