Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Recovery

We don’t just treat your condition, we help you get back on track.

Our care doesn’t stop after we’ve treated the problem. Once we’ve fixed any urgent issues, we get busy taking the time to get patients back on their feet and back to a better quality of life. Exercise, nutrition and lifestyle changes are often prescribed and can go a long way in preventing future concerns.

The rehabilitation team includes doctors, nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians and pharmacists who develop personalized plans and educational programs to help patients and their families learn about healthy lifestyle choices that support heart, lung and vascular health. The Center utilizes technologies such as telemedicine, which uses devices such as smartphone apps to assist in patient education and inspiration.

Many patients feel a bit anxious about starting exercise after experiencing a medical condition. That’s why we offer physician-monitored cardiac rehabilitation treatment for heart patients recovering from heart attack, angioplasty/stent, stable angina, open-heart surgery, congestive heart failure, valve repair or replacement or pulmonary disease. We work with patients enabling them to build strength through individual exercise while teaching them about heart disease to help reduce the risk of future cardiac and pulmonary events.

Benefits of Rehabilitation

We’re here to help make lifestyle changes to improve overall health. Cardiac and pulmonary rehab helps lower the risk of heart disease due to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, and excessive weight, diabetes, smoking and stress. It is also beneficial for patients with respiratory disease prior to or after surgery and can benefit patients who have chronic breathing problems.

Patients can experience improved outcomes and are able to manage their condition proactively when they participate in a rehabilitation program following diagnosis or surgery. There are many benefits of rehab including helping patients recovery more quickly after surgery. Additional benefits include:

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Decreased dependence on medications
  • Reduced risk of heart attack
  • Gradual weight loss
  • Improved strength and energy
  • Relieve breathing problems