Cardiac and Pulmonary rehab is a clinically supervised exercise program. Patients are admitted to the Appalachian Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program (ACRP) after being referred by a physician and the patient’s medical records have been reviewed by the ACRP team. A patient who has, or has had one or more of the following conditions may be an appropriate candidate for the program.

Cannon Memorial Hospital

(828) 737-7069 | Fax (828) 737-7509

Watauga Medical Center

(828) 268-9054 | Fax (828) 268-9055

Conditions for Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • PTCA / Stent
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) within last 12 months
  • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting)
  • Heart Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Stable Angina Pectoris (chest pain) with current symptoms
  • Heart / Heart-Lung Transplant
  • Heart Failure-Chronic (systolic), EF <35%, NYHA Class II-IV
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD with symptoms)
  • LVAD
  • Other Cardiac Diagnoses would be based on the patient’s individual insurance approval

Conditions for Pulmonary Rehabilitation:

* Patient must have recent (within 1 year) PFT/Spirometry completed prior to starting rehab

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Moderate to Very Severe
  • Asthma
  • Status Asthmaticus
  • Lung Transplant
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Other Pulmonary Diagnoses would be based on the patient’s individual insurance approval

Comprehensive Evaluation:

A comprehensive evaluation by the ACRP team and/or patient’s physicians and may include:

  • Exercise testing
  • Coronary risk factor profile
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Coping skills evaluation
  • EKG
  • Medical history review
  • COPD Risk Assessment
  • Sleep Apnea Risk Assessment
  • Fall Risk Assessment
Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center

Broyhill Wellness Center

232 Boone Heights Drive
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 266-1060
Fax: (828) 386-2664
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Cannon Memorial Hospital

434 Hospital Drive
Linville, NC 28646
Phone: (828) 737-7000
Fax: (828) 737-7401
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Watauga Medical Center

336 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 262-4100
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Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapy Sessions Include:

Support: A group with which to share success and encouragement, and in turn, be encouraged.

Exercise: Activity to improve heart and lung function, as well as increase muscular strength. Heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, EKG and blood glucose are monitored during the exercise sessions.

Education: Education is provided to patients about how to better cope with their disease, how to modify their lifestyle, and reduce risk factors for their disease.

For more information, call:

  • Cannon Memorial Hospital, Sloop Medical Building– (828) 737-7069 Fax (828) 737-7509
  • Watauga Medical Center, Broyhill Wellness Center– (828) 268-9054 Fax (828) 268-9055



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