Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program of education and exercise for patients with heart, lung, and vascular disease.  Patients may be referred to Cardiac Rehab or Pulmonary Rehab. White River Health System offers Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Batesville, Cherokee Village, and Mountain View. 

Treatment Team

Your treatment team for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab includes Registered Nurses and Exercise Physiologists who work with you to develop a personalized care plan. Educational sessions may include Registered Dietitians, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists, and Chaplains who help you learn how to manage your condition and enjoy your best possible state of health.

What to Expect

  • Education on your condition and how to manage it
  • Energy-conserving techniques
  • Exercise training
  • Nutritional counseling

What are the Benefits of Cardiopulmonary Rehab?

  • Fewer hospital admissions
  • Improved endurance
  • Family education, involvement, and support
  • Personalized care plan
  • Relief of your symptoms
  • Strategies for managing your condition while remaining active

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cardiopulmonary Rehab covered by health insurance?

Yes. Medicare and most commercial insurance carriers will cover the costs of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab. We will call your insurance company and talk with you about your coverage and any out of pocket expenses before you begin the program.

What will I do during each session?

Each session will include up to one hour of education and exercise. 

How many sessions will I attend?

The number of sessions will depend on your condition and fitness. We have 2 day and 3 day per week programs for our patients’ convenience.

Can I enter the program if I smoke?

Stopping smoking is an important part of getting stronger and healthier. Note - Some insurance companies exclude current smokers from Pulmonary Rehab coverage. We can help you determine your coverage. 

What will be monitored while I am exercising?

During each session, our staff will continuously monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation.

What happens after I finish the program?

What you can learn and practice during the program should carry over into your daily life after the program ends.

Conditions that Benefit from Cardiac Rehab

  • Angioplasty (Balloon Procedure)
  • Blocked Coronary Arteries
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (narrowing of arteries in the limbs, usually legs)
  • Stent Placement

Conditions that Benefit from Pulmonary Rehab

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Transplant
  • Restrictive Wall Disease 

 

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