Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Services for Heart and Lung Patients
The Heart Hospital at St. Joseph’s/Candler offers both cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation for patients affected by heart or lung disease. Accredited by the American Heart Association, our specially trained rehabilitation experts are able to help patients with a structured and individualized plan that includes monitored exercise, modifications to lifestyle and behaviors, counseling, and education for long term success.
Components of The Heart Hospital’s heart and lung rehabilitation include:
- Counseling to reduce risk factors
- Educational support
- Exercise training
- Stamina improvement
- Strength training
Our comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services assist patients on the road to successful recovery, beginning soon after surgery for hospitalized patients, but continuing after patients return home.
How to Enroll
A physician's referral is necessary for admission to cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation. Our rehabilitation Medical Director carefully reviews individualized care plans, including goals and exercise prescriptions, but the patient's referring physician remains the primary physician during rehabilitation and is kept informed.
For more information, please contact us at (912) 819-7340.