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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cary Medical Center’s cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program includes exercise sessions and health education for people who have had a heart attack, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, angioplasty, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, emphysema, asthma, or other types of heart or lung disease.

The program has three phases.  Phase I begins while the patient is in the hospital.  The patient is assessed and the rehabilitation plan is developed and implemented.  Each plan is personalized to best suit the patient’s disease, fitness level, age, and other medical factors.  Phase II is designed for participants who are not hospitalized, but who would benefit from supervised exercise sessions three times per week for 8 – 12 weeks.  Phase III continues with a maintenance exercise program; the participant may continue this phase for as long as they want or deem necessary.

In each phase of the program, participants receive education and counseling about nutrition, exercise, alternative therapies, and other health topics from that can improve their rehabilitation success.   The department is staffed by a team of specially trained medical professionals and the program is under the supervision one of our Internal Medicine physicians.

Our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACPR).  This national certification signifies that our program meets or exceeds the high quality standards set by the AACPR.

Services Provided

Cardiac and rehabilitation services at Cary Medical Center include the following educational classes:

  • Understanding Heart and Lung Disease
  • Dealing With the Emotion of Heart and Lung Disease
  • Understanding a Heart and Lung Diet
  • Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease
  • Stress Management and Relaxation
  • Reducing Your Risk of Lung Infection
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Understanding Heart and Lung Medications
  • Benefits of Regular Exercise

 

A cardiac and pulmonary support group meets every other month to offer support and encouragement to people dealing with heart and lung disease, their family, and friends. For more information, call 498-1656.

Under the supervision of a cardiologist, a monthly Pacemaker Clinic is also offered at Cary Medical Center. A new Pacemaker Telephone Check Service allows people to have their pacemaker checked locally. For more information, call 498-1365.

Location

From the main entrance at Cary Medical Center, the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation department is located just a short distance down the main hallway on the left. If you need assistance or are unfamiliar with our facility, our customer service volunteers would be happy to escort you to the department.
 

What People Say About Us

Here are just a few of the many positive things our patients have to say about their the care they received at Cary Medical Center.

  1. Mike is a great PT - - just loved him.

    Tyler H.

    Tyler H.

  2. The Cary Physical Therapy folks were friendly and welcoming. They introduced themselves and called me by my first name which made me feel like they thought of me as a person and not just another patien. We set goals and met them - they taught how to walk correctly with a cane which I found helpful. My month at Cary P.T. was an enjoyable experience. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Linda M.

    Linda M.

  3. I always choose Cary for myself and my son without a doubt. We have always had a wonderful experience.

    Wanda L.

    Wanda L.

  4. I want to thank every one at Cary Medical Center for help and kindness. Not just one person everyone was so nice. That's why I only go to Cary Medical Center Cary is the best hospital around.

    Jenn W.

    Jenn W.

  5. I came in by ambulance due to heart issues. The nurses were excellent, lab techs very competent.

    Tyler H.

    Tyler H.

  6. I was very happy with the care I received at Cary. Just wanted to say that in addition to the clear level of medical competence & professionalism of all the staff I met, regardless of level, I also appreciated their interpersonal demeanor & bedside manner. I was afraid, and the were able to calm my fears.

    James R.

    James R.

  7. I had wonderful care from nurses & CNA's during my 12 day staff. Too many to record names.

    Linda M. - Surgical client

    Linda M.

  8. I was very impressed over all with my colonoscopy. Dr. & nurses were excellent and never once made me feel I was an imposition to them when they were so busy. I have already recommended Cary to my friends

    Wanda L. - Surgical client

    Wanda L.

  9. All were informed and had excellent attitudes. Very professional and caring.

    Jenn W. - Surgical client

    Jenn W.

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