The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs are designed to help people live healthier, more productive lives while living with a chronic illness. Both programs are nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed to help people recover faster and return to full, productive lives after being hospitalized with a heart event. Qualifying diagnoses or procedures include heart attack, balloon angioplasty, stent placement, bypass surgery, valve surgery and heart transplantation. Cardiac Rehab is held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps people with COPD or any other lung disease cope with the daily limitations of shortness of breath. Pulmonary Rehab is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Both programs include exercise and education, which are held in group settings. Each individual's exercise prescription is based on his or her own physical capabilities and limitations. Exercise equipment includes treadmills, stationary bicycles, recumbent steppers, an arm ergometer, hand weights and resistance bands. Educational classes include disease specific information as well as counseling on nutrition, medications, emotional issues, stress management and smoking cessation.
The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Department is located in the Physician's Center and shares a waiting room with the Red Oak Physician's Clinic.
For more information, please call the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at 712-623-7275.
Diane McGrew, RN, BC, BSN—Department Manager
Joan Sink, RN