Everything You Need To Help Your Heart RecoverCardiac/Pulmonary Rehab is a professionally supervised education and exercise program, custom designed to help you recover from experiencing a variety of heart and lung related conditions. People of all ages who have such conditions can benefit from a rehab program. You may benefit if you have or have had any of the following conditions:
Coronary Artery Disease
Angioplasty or Stent Placement
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Heart Valve Replacement
St. Luke's Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab program provides counseling and education to help you:
Understand your condition
Learn about your medications
Equip you to help you develop healthier lifestyle habits
Foster healthy coping mechanisms
What are the benefits of attending cardiac/pulmonary rehab?Regular physical activity helps your heart (and the rest of your body) get stronger and work better. Physical activity improves your energy level and lifts your spirits. It also reduces your chances of future heart problems, including heart attack.
Through education and exercise, you can lose weight, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, manage stress, and feel better about yourself.
In addition, you'll have the added benefit of the advice and close supervision of healthcare professionals to help you along every step of the way.
Sessions typically run two times a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). Sessions are based on an individual's need as defined by Medicare guidelines. Most insurances cover sessions, or they may require a co-pay at the time of each visit.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation consists as a program of education and exercise centered around chronic lung conditions. This program will teach you exercises and breathing techniques to help you increase your lung capacity and regain control of breathing. Increasing your endurance will give you more energy and less difficulty in your daily activities. Pulmonary Rehabilitation can even decrease hospitalizations in people with chronic lung conditions.
This program is offered for people with chronic lung conditions such as:
* Pulmonary Hypertension
* Pulmonary Fibrosis
Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program offers many benefits such as:
Counseling and education to help you understand your condition.
Understanding oxygen therapy
Diet and weight management information
Techniques to help you control your breathing.
Recognition of daily challenges
Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Increase endurance and ability to exercise.
Understand more about your lung condition.
Improve your day-to-day life.
Learn coping skills.
How do you start? Who do you need to contact at St. Luke Hospital?
A referral from your primary care physician, pulmonologist, or cardiologist is needed to begin Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab at St. Luke Hospital. Talk to your doctor about whether prescribing Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab is right for you.
For more information, please contact: Dawne Taylor MSN, RN at 620-382-2177 Ext. 134.