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Heart Lung Vascular Institute

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Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

We have been a nationally accredited program by the AACVPR since 2005. AACVPR (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation) is the credentialing organization that assures cardiovascular rehabilitations program will maintain the highest standards of care in the treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary patients. 

Our program is designed to help you in returning to optimal health. Whatever your current level of wellness and fitness, the program will be tailored to your specific needs. Consistency is the key to your recovery. The exercise regimen begins at a moderate, comfortable level, gradually progressing to a more vigorous pace that is right for you, ensuring your safe return to optimal health.

FAQ - Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab

 

To ensure a safe and positive experience please note the following:
  • Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate foot wear
  • Take all medications as prescribed prior to rehab
  • Bring your oxygen with you.  We can provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • Advise staff of any issues affecting your day
  • Medication dependent diabetic participants are required to bring their glucometers and appropriate snack to class in case of low blood sugar
  • Advise staff of upcoming doctor appointments

Your heart rate, rhythm (continuous ECG monitoring in Phase 2), blood pressure, oxygen saturation and your personal exercise tolerance, will be closely monitored throughout the session.  An individualized exercise prescription will be established for you to meet your goals.  Your progress will be monitored and evaluated and progress reports will be sent to your physician.

Individualized education classes are also part of your recovery and we strongly encourage family participation.  Education is provided by our staff, which includes the RN, Exercise Specialist, Dietitian, Pharmacist, respiratory therapist and psychologist.  One-on-one counseling is also available to you and your family/partner.

We want this to be a highly satisfactory experience and look forward to working closely with you!

Phase 2 cardiac sessions: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00am is designated for Heart Failure

Exercise class times:              

  • 8:30am
  • 10:30am
  • 1:00pm 
  • 3:00pm

Education classes are held:    

  • 9:30am and 2:00pm

Phase 2 pulmonary sessions:Tuesday and Thursday 

Exercise class times:               10:30am    1:00pm   

Education classes are held:     9:30am and 2:00pm

Phase 3 maintenance sessions: Monday through Friday

Times:

  • 7:30 am to 5:00pm Monday Wednesday Friday
  • 8:00 am to 4:30pm Tuesday and Friday

Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate foot wear

Exercise equipment available:

Treadmill, stationary bike, recumbent bike, airbike, SciFit, NuStep, step, arm ergometer, rower, elliptical, balls, bands, free weights, and pneumatic weights