Recovering from a cardiac or pulmonary disorder that has resulted in hospitalization can be both difficult and frightening. Patients often must make dramatic lifestyle changes. Exercise routines, which are essential to returning to healthy living, present challenges to those who are afraid of physical activity after a cardiac or pulmonary episode.
At the start of the program, you’ll be given an evaluation. The center’s staff then designs a customized workout program that will challenge you without overwhelming you. As you exercise in the comfort of the center’s modern facility, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you are being electronically monitored for any sign of irregularity in oxygen level, heart rhythm, blood pressure or other vital functions. Medical treatment is seconds away for patients if needed. A staff of exercise physiologists and specialists not only supervises your workouts, but provides positive reinforcement as well.
Cardiac patients who have been diagnosed with angina, heart attack or have undergone serious interventions including bypass surgery, angioplasty, stents valve surgery or heart transplant are good candidates for cardiac rehabilitation. As part of the evaluation process, the cardiac patient is generally required to have a low-level stress test prior to enrollment in the program. Before to starting the program, insurance information is obtained and verified. Cardiac rehabilitation is covered by most insurance carriers.
Pulmonary patients who have been diagnosed with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, acute or chronic asthma, interstistial pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis or pre- and post-lung surgery are candidates for pulmonary rehabilitation. A recent (less than one year) pulmonary function test is a requirement for enrollment into the pulmonary rehabilitation program. Pulmonary rehabilitation is covered by most insurance carriers.