What is cardiac and pulmonary rehab?
Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation are specialized programs designed to help people recover and improve their heart or lung health after experiencing significant medical conditions or procedures.
Cardiac rehabilitation is typically recommended for individuals who have had a heart attack, heart surgery, or other heart-related issues. It is a combination of exercise, education, and counseling to improve cardiovascular health, manage risk factors, and enhance overall well-being. It often includes supervised exercise sessions, nutritional guidance, stress management, and education on heart health.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is focused on helping individuals with lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, or those who have undergone lung surgery. This program aims to improve lung function, reduce symptoms, and enhance the individual’s ability to function in daily life. It often involves exercises to improve breathing techniques, education on managing lung conditions, nutritional guidance, and psychological support.
How It Works
Patients must be referred by a doctor and write an order, then the department will call to set up an evaluation. During the evaluation, its determined how a patient will be in rehab. Normally patients will come twice a week for 12 weeks or longer (depending on insurance and other factors.)
Our rehabilitation center provides the following:
- Exercise Stress Test
- Nuclear Stress Test (coordinating with Radiology)
- Event Monitors
- Holter Monitors
- Pulmonary Function Tests