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.
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)
- 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
- Status Asthmaticus
- Lung Transplant
- Restrictive Lung Disease
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Chronic bronchitis
- Other Pulmonary Diagnoses would be based on the patient’s individual insurance approval
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
- Medical history review
- COPD Risk Assessment
- Sleep Apnea Risk Assessment
- Fall Risk Assessment
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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