For patients with heart or lung disease, improving health can be a daunting task. Worrying about future health can be stressful, too.
Our CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation program is designed to assist patients with cardiac or pulmonary disorders resume productive lives and make a lifelong commitment to exercise and good health.
The program consists of four components: medical, exercise, education and psychological. Patients follow carefully-planned, individualized programs which include supervised exercise, cardiac monitoring, medication, nutrition counseling, stress management and continuing support.
Candidates for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation include those who have had a heart attack, bypass graft surgery or other heart surgeries, balloon angioplasty or diagnosed heart disease.
Our CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation program also offers cardiac disease prevention services for people with risk factors including elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, overweight and/or excessive stress. A customized program will be developed, which may include exercise program development and education classes.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is for people with chronic lung disease (such as chronic bronchitis, asthma or emphysema) and is designed to help manage the condition through exercise and education. Participants regain confidence in their own abilities and feel improvement in their overall quality of life.
Both programs are typically 8-12 weeks in length and require referral from a health care provider. Most insurance companies include benefits for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.