The Cardiopulmonary team works with each individual to assess their needs and develop an individualized treatment plan to maximize cardiopulmonary health.
What is Cardiac Rehab
- An individualized and personalized treatment plan, including evaluation and instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and other health related areas
- An important part of the treatment of your specific heart problem. If you have one of the following diagnoses you may be eligible to participate
- Heart Attack
- Cardiac surgery, such as coronary bypass or valve surgery
- Coronary artery angioplasty or stents
- Heart failure
- Heart transplantation
- Generally covered by most health insurance companies but check your plan to determine copays or other requirements.
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation:
- Live longer and lessen your chances for another heart attack
- Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath
- Stop or reverse damage to your blood vessels in your heart
- Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
- Improve your stamina and strength, getting you back to your usual activities, including work, hobbies, and regular exercise
- Improve your confidence and well-being
What is Pulmonary Rehab
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a service that is designed for those who experience lung problems such as:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
- Lung volume reduction surgery before and after lung transplantation
Pulmonary Rehabilitation includes exercise classes and education about your lung disease or condition. Pulmonary Rehab may help you participate in activities with less shortness of breath, as well as teach you how to “live” better with your lung condition.
Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation:
Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps you to improve your quality of life. Although Pulmonary Rehabilitation can’t cure your lung disease, it can be of great benefit and you may notice improved breathing effort and less breathing problems.
Other benefits include:
- Decrease the symptoms of your disease or condition
- Ability to function better in your daily life
- Increased ability to exercise
- Decreased symptoms and better management of anxiety and depression
Pulmonary Rehabilitation allows you to make the most of the limited lung function you have.
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation - Education and exercise therapy for diagnoses of congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, value repair/replacement, and angina.
Hearty Conditioning - A community-based adult, maintenance exercise program with mini educational sessions sponsored by Door County Medical Center and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Exercise therapy and education for people with lung disease.
Stress Testing - Graded Exercise Tests, Stress Tests with Nuclear Imaging, and Chemical Stress Tests with Nuclear Imaging.
Cardiac Monitoring - Holter Monitoring: 24- or 48-Hour, Event Monitoring, and Ambulatory Cardiac Telemetry.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Office is open from 7:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday.
For more information, call (920) 746-3591.