Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Cardiac Rehab is outpatient rehabilitation for patients with heart disease. It includes a supervised and monitored exercise program, instruction for home exercise, healthy heart diet guidance and education to prevent complications. Cardiac Rehab is performed at three levels. Level 1 is done while a patient is hospitalized during an acute episode. Level 2 includes coronary exercise with cardiac monitoring by a coronary care R.N. Level 3 is an exercise program that helps a patient maintain and increase endurance for a lifetime. Patients can choose to exercise at the hospital or at the local YMCA.
Anyone with heart disease is eligible for the program, and our Cardiac Rehab nurse will consult with each patient's physician to determine which level is best for him or her.
Pulmonary Rehab is inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation for patients with lung disease. We treat those who suffer from emphysema, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, or other lung diseases. The program includes a supervised and monitored exercise program and educational information to help the patient learn how to live with the disease, such as breathing techniques and diet. The department also offers smoking cessation for both Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab.
To find out more, or to schedule an evaluation, call 812-663-1328.