Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Let us help you recover from a cardiac or pulmonary event

With skilled therapists, the Tift Regional Medical Center’s Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation unit provides medically-prescribed, individualized education and physical rehabilitation for patients recovering from
coronary and pulmonary events and helps to prevent future occurrences.

Located within the TRMC Heart and Vascular Center, the Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation unit also teaches individuals about their disease, symptoms, and management, and helps individuals with heart disease to improve their coronary risk factors. Available programs help participants stop smoking, lose weight, manage diabetes, lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol and reduce emotional stress.

Recovering from and coping with cardiovascular disease, open-heart surgery or heart attack can be one of the most trying times in a person's life. In addition to the mental strain, recovery often involves intense physical demands. That's where rehabilitation comes in.

Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation emphasizes exercise, lipid management, hypertension control, and smoking cessation as ways to reduce cardiovascular mortality, improve functional capacity, foster the reversal of coronary atherosclerosis and reduce the risk of further coronary events.

Rehabilitation takes place in a new, fully instrumented, state-of-the-art facility. Patient monitoring is accomplished through individual attention by a trained therapist/exercise physiologist, nurses and physicians before, during and after therapy.

Patients are also electronically monitored through special wireless cardiac monitors worn throughout the workout. The cardiac status of all patients is continuously monitored for patient safety and maximum effectiveness of the therapy.