Cardiopulmonary Conditions

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

While it may feel frightening to be diagnosed with heart or lung disease, lifestyle changes and professional rehabilitation may help reduce associated health risks and improve overall quality of life. At PAM Health, we work with patients to develop a long-term maintenance program to help increase their activity level, endurance and independence. 

Understanding and managing health issues with the assistance of a Cardiopulmonary Program can help patients live longer and do more.

Who Is Eligible for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Therapy?

Our hospitals offer on-site cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Our multidisciplinary teams at PAM Health work with patients who have had a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, or have been diagnosed with:

 

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Angina
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Ventilator management
  • Other conditions

 

Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program combines exercise and education to improve quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation primarily works with patients with chronic lung conditions, while cardiac rehab focuses on those who have been hospitalized or treated for a cardiac event. 

The specialists at PAM Health often meet patients for the first time after their initial diagnosis or immediately following a health crisis. Once stabilized, our goal is to help patients improve diet, develop healthy methods of weight loss, and adjust to taking certain medications – all with the aim of lowering your health risks.

As we formulate a respiratory or cardiac care plan, a patient's personalized Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program will include various therapies and resources, such as:

 

  • Breathing retraining, including proper breathing techniques to maximize oxygen intake and consumption
  • Education on the early warning signs of distress
  • Relaxation therapy and panic control techniques
  • An appropriate exercise program, including endurance and strength training
  • Instruction in disease pathology, infection control and energy conservation
  • Medication management

 

While most patients are motivated to make healthy changes following a heart or lung disease diagnosis, many tend to go back to old habits and behaviors after a short time. Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program includes post-discharge services offering ongoing information and positive support that help motivate patients to continue down a healthier path.

 

Meet Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialists

Our multidisciplinary team at PAM Health is trained in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. During our outpatient program, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician oversees care and ensures patients receive the services needed when needed. 

Having a team on-site means we can serve patients more effectively. Depending on a person's unique needs, the treatment team may include:

  • Cardiologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Registered nurse
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Registered dietitian
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Case manager
  • Psychological services counselor
  • Speech pathologist

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Outcomes

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation can have many health benefits, both short- and long-term. Some expected outcomes with our outpatient treatment program include:

 

  • Enhanced aerobic capacity (oxygen consumption)
  • Decreased emergency room visits
  • Decreased frequency and duration of hospitalization
  • Decreased dependence on oxygen therapy

 

 

Find an Outpatient Cardiac Pulmonary Rehab Center Near You

If you have experienced a cardiac event or been diagnosed with a heart or lung condition, it is time to reach out to PAM Health. Browse our locations to find a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program near you.


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