Participants receive education on their disease and work with the staff to identify individual risk factors.
A highly skilled, professional staff help people with cardiac or pulmonary disease look better and feel better through medically-supervised fitness programs. A three-phase program provides step-by-step care that parallels the patients' recovery from illness. During exercise, individuals are monitored with advanced telemetry that alerts the staff to any changes in their well-being and prints out periodic reports so the physician can monitor progress.
You may be a candidate for Cardiac Rehabilitation if you have:
- Experienced a heart attack
- Had heart surgery
- Congestive heart failure
- Have a heart pacemaker
- Heart transplant
Phase I of the program begins in the hospital. Phase II is a 12-week medically supervised outpatient program of exercise and education. Phase III is an ongoing fitness maintenance program for graduates of Phase II. A "spousal" program allows your husband or wife to participate in Phase III fitness.
People with lung disease can decrease their symptoms and reduce the need for hospitalization through pulmonary rehabilitation. You may be a candidate for the program if you have: Test
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Chronic bronchitis,
- Cystic fibrosis or
In addition, people with pulmonary vascular disease, lung resection, lung transplantation, restrictive pulmonary disease and occupational or environmental lung disease may participate. Similar to Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation follows a three-phase program of care that begins in the hospital, moves to outpatient therapy and continues with ongoing maintenance.
Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation can dramatically improve quality of life for active participants. Here are just a few of the results:
- Increased strength and energy
- Reduced fatigue and anxiety
- Mastery of important positive lifestyle changes