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Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Contact us:
Cardiac Rehab: 402-223-7328
Pulmonary Rehab: 402-223-6566

 


Cardiac Rehabilitation

 

Cardiac Rehab is an exercise and educational program for anyone who has had a recent heart problem or surgery such as:

  • Heart Attack in the last 12 months
  • Heart Bypass Surgery in the last 12 months
  • Stable Angina (heart pain)
  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery in the last 12 months
  • Placement of a Cardiac Stent
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplamt

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

 

Pulmonary Rehab is an exercise and educational program for patients who have lung disease such as:

  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer & Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Before and After

 

Enrollment

 

Patients need a physician's order to enter the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab programs. The physician receives regular reports about their patient's progress.

 

A normal rehab program can run as long as 12 weeks, with most patients participating three times per week. The length of the program depends on the individual patient's needs and progress and some insurance limitations.

 

Each patient receives information on modifying their own particular risk factors, such as smoking, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, weight loss, diet, stress management and high blood pressure.  

 


 

Services

  • Exercise - Each patient exercises based on their tolerance and is encouraged to gradually progress as they are able. Equipment includes treadmills, bikes, rowing machines, recumbent bikes, recumbent steppers and arm bikes.

  • Education - A combination of 1:1 instruction, videotapes and printed materials are used. Each patient receives a free consultation with the hospital dietitian and an explanation of their medication from the hospital pharmacist.

  • Weight Training - Each patient who is eligible to lift light weights is trained by an exercise physiologist in the proper technique and appropriate weights for their particular needs. A variety of equipment is available, including dumb bells, therabands, dowels, and weight circuit machines.

  • Public Education - Employees provide educational talks to the public about their specific area of health and wellness. There is no charge for the presentations.

 

Meet our Staff

 

Linda Lindell, RN
Cardiac Rehab Coordinator

 

Desirae Mares

Registered Nurse

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