Living your best life every day.
That's a goal many people with heart and lung conditions share. And it's at the heart of Cape Regional Health System's cardiac and pulmonary rehab program.
For some people, that means preventing another heart attack. For others, it might be finding the strength to climb a flight of stairs, play with grandkids or return to work.
Whatever your goal, our rehab professionals, experienced registered nurses and respiratory therapists will help you work toward it so that you can live your best life. And you'll be with other patients as well, as you gain self-confidence and strength together.
Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program of exercise and education. It's designed for people recovering from angina, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, congestive heart failure, heart valve replacement and repair, angioplasty/stents, and heart transplant. Cardiac rehab may help you:
- Improve your physical and mental health.
- Lower blood pressure, body fat and heart rate.
- Boost your energy and endurance.
- Better understand heart disease and its risk factors.
- Improve your quality of life.
Pulmonary rehab is for people who have lung diseases that hinder their daily activities and cause them to be short of breath. The program is designed for people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis or other lung conditions. Pulmonary rehab may help you:
- Promote healthy habits.
- Improve day-to-day living and conserve energy.
- Decrease shortness of breath and anxiety/depression.
Our cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs are nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
PAD Program (Peripheral Artery Disease)
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a form of atherosclerosis, a buildup of cholesterol and fatty deposits (plaque) which narrows or blocks blood flow to the arteries leading to the arms, legs, and feet. The supply of oxygen to cells is also limited due to the plaque buildup in the artery walls.
The Peripheral Artery Disease Program is a supervised exercise therapy (SET) within the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center that provides a safe, controlled environment to exercise and learn about your peripheral artery disease (PAD). Our program is staffed with nurses who are specially trained to develop exercise programs and provide in-depth education for individuals with PAD.