Cardiac (heart) and pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation are medically supervised programs to help you improve physical, mental and social functioning after serious medical problems. The goals: reducing your overall risk of future disease, improving your functional capacity and helping you understand and control your health.
Our rehabilitation specialists will design a supervised exercise program tailored to your needs. You will play an active role in building healthier habits, working with a team of professionals who care for people with heart and lung disease.
Benefits of Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Knowing the level of physical activity you can do safely
- Restored strength and flexibility
- Understanding your medications
- Making a healthy lifestyle enjoyable
- Decreasing risk of premature death
- Learning to manage tension and stress
- Reducing heart- or lung-related symptoms
- Increased energy
- Improved ability to perform daily activities
- Improved diet
- Increased confidence
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Conditions We Treat
Our cardiac rehabilitation program treats:
- Heart failure
- Stable angina pectoris
- Heart attack in the past 12 months
- Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
- Pacemaker implant
- Defibrillator implant
- Heart transplant candidates or recipients
- Valve repair valve replacements
Our pulmonary rehabilitation program treats :
- Emphysema (COPD)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD)
- Bronchiectasis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Lung transplant candidates or recipients
What to Expect in Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Your first visit: Group orientation
Orientation lasts 60 to 90 minutes. The group discusses our services and behavioral changes that can improve your health. You will also fill out health information forms.
Your first session
This is a one-on-one session. We will review your medical history, administer a fitness test and create a customized exercise program for you.
You’ll be guided through strength and cardiovascular exercises while your heart rate and blood pressure are monitored.
Does Insurance Cover Rehabilitation?
Most insurance companies offer cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation benefits. Our staff will assist in verifying your benefits. To qualify for insurance coverage, you need to meet certain medical criteria.
For cardiac rehabilitation:
- Bypass surgery in the past 12 months
- Valve repair or replacement
- Pacemaker or defibrillator implant
- Heart Failure
- Heart Transplant
For pulmonary rehabilition:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Lung Transplant
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
There may be other lung diseases that your insurance company may consider.
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