People affected by cardiovascular disease often require regular cardiac rehabilitation after recovery from procedures. No longer do you or your loved ones have to drive miles away to receive therapy. CAPRI (Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Institute) eases the burden by providing top-notch rehab close to home.
This program is designed to improve the quality of life for those who have undergone procedures, such as bypass surgery, stent replacement, heart valve repair or replacement, heart transplant, or have suffered a heart attack. A clinical team consisting of a nurse, respiratory therapist, and an exercise physiologist works closely with participants to monitor their health and motivate them to achieve their program goals.
The program includes:
- Medically supervised cardiovascular exercise and strength training
- Muscle conditioning/strength training
- Education for patient and family
- Specialized counseling to help with psychological, nutritional, and vocational adjustments
- Individualized exercise programs
The potential benefits:
- Reduced hospitalizations
- Reduced symptoms
- Increased knowledge of disease management
- Improved ability to perform activities of daily living
- Improved psychological symptoms such as depression and anxiety
- Return to work for some patients
- Increased exercise performance and tolerance
These benefits depend on the participant’s physical condition, consistency in attendance, and compliance with all aspects of the program.
The cardiac rehab program is a medically supervised, physician-referred service. This service is usually covered by Medicare and most major insurance companies. Classes are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for a period of time as determined by your insurance provider. Prior to beginning the program, patients have an initial evaluation, which includes a medical history, physical assessment, and diagnostic testing.
If you are interested in the cardiac rehab program, please discuss this with your primary care provider for a referral.