Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is both an exercise and education program designed to provide a structured and safe environment to work toward controlling cardiac and respiratory problems. The primary goal is to enable participants to achieve their optimal physical, psychological and social functioning.
Criteria for Admission:
Cardiac Rehab is designed for patients with recent heart attack, open heart surgery, stent placement and other cardiac conditions.
Pulmonary Rehab is designed for patients with COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and other chronic lung diseases.
A referral by your physician is required before admission. Sessions last approximately one hour, three times per week, for 12 -36 sessions, depending on your progress.
Increased muscle strength and stamina, getting you back to your usual activities
Lessen the physical and emotional effects of your disease / condition
Improved confidence and well-being
Meet and share stories with other patients like you
Reduce hospitalizations and decrease costly medical resources
Decreased symptoms and better management of anxiety / depression
Interactive communication tool between you and your physician
Typical Programs Include:
Tailored and monitored physical activity plan, overseen by physicians, registered nurses and respiratory therapists.
Education about your condition, treatment options and coping strategies.
Symptom assessment and knowledge of when to seek medical treatment.
Healthy behaviors such as smoking cessation, diet, nutrition and weight management, which will reduce likelihood of future problems.
Increases in your exercise will be based on your tolerance, heart rate, oxygen level and blood pressure response.
Most insurance plans will cover part of the cost if prescribed by your physician. Please consult with your insurance carrier for specific questions.
For more information about the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab program call:
Cardiac Rehab 812-547-0314
Pulmonary Rehab: 812-547-0313