Cardiac and pulmonary rehab services are based on exercise, education and social support. Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab programs are designed for individuals who have had heart attacks, bypass surgery, angioplasty, or other diagnosed heart/cardiac conditions, and for patients with respiratory problems or reduced lung function. In most cases, insurance/Medicare will cover the early phases of the Rehabilitation program.
Benefits of cardiac/respiratory rehab:
- Improved quality of life.
- Improved physical function.
- Lower risk of death.
- Decreased risk of Depression.
Who participates in cardio-pulmonary rehab? Those who have suffered a heart attack, had bypass surgery, valve replacement or angioplasty, heart transplant recipients, those with chronic heart failure, and those with PVD – Peripheral Vascular Disease.
Pulmonary rehab patients include: Those with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer.
For more information about cardiology or pulmonary physicians at King’s Daughters’, please see our Provider Directory. New patients are welcome.