SMH's Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab programs are nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation and address the physiological, psychosocial and vocational limitations of patients with chronic Cardiovascular disease and chronic lung conditions.
The goal of therapy is to help patients resume active, productive lives within their limitations and to focus on prevention of the progression or reversal of the patient's condition.
Therapy includes physical therapy, education, risk factor modification and vocational support. Patients are seen during hospitalization for early mobilization and preparation to go home and, according to doctors' orders, continue therapy on an outpatient basis.
The Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab staff includes:
Certified Cardiac-Vascular Nurse
Registered nurses with Intensive Care experience
Master of exercise-physiologist
Registered respiratory therapists
Registered dietitian available for consults.
Located on the 1st floor of the SMH Medical Office Building, 1001 Gause Blvd., the unit features:
State-of-the-art telemetry monitoring system
Nu Step seated stair machine
Seated recumbent bicycles
Seated and standing eliptical
Upper body ergomotry
Multi-station weight center
The Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab program treats the following disorders:
Coronary Artery disease/Angina
Heart attack, bypass or heart valve surgery
Stents and Angioplasty
Congestive Heart Failure
COPD including chronic Asthma, Bronchitis and Emphysema
Inflammatory lung conditions such as sarchoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension