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Center for Cardiac Rehab & Wellness

Center for Cardiac Rehab & Wellness

When it comes to helping your heart and lungs return to health after an event or injury, there may be no greater ally than the professional Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab team at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland HSHS. Working closely with physicians, the staff combines education and exercise to enhance your quality of life.

About Our Programs

Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation celebrated their 10th anniversary last year. The programs are designed for individuals with cardiac or pulmonary conditions who seek to learn more about their respective diseases, as well as participate in specific exercise programs to enhance their quality of life and slow the progress of disease. As an outpatient program, Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab offers physical reconditioning through personalized exercise programs prescribed by a physician. Participants are closely monitored by professionally trained staff to evaluate their response to exercise.

Program participants and family members are able to choose from a variety of topics including:

  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary disease
  • Identifying and minimizing risk factors for heart disease
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Medication information
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Identifying and managing stress

Our team consists of staff members trained to assist participants in all areas of cardiac and pulmonary care. Specialized physicians, in their capacity as Medical Director, oversee patient progress and the patient’s private physician is kept informed of the patient’s status through reports. In addition, a physician is always available during the exercise sessions to ensure safety. Our support staff, too, is specially trained in many different areas, including nursing, dietary, social service, physical therapy and pharmacy.

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