Atrium Health Navicent Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation

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Admissions Criteria (within the last 12 months)

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Transplant
  • Referral from physician

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program designed to help people who have experienced pulmonary disease. The program is designed to train the patient through individualized programs to achieve his or her optimal capacity to carry out activities of daily living.

Pulmonary Rehab is a monitored program which includes breathing retraining, aerobic exercise, and light weight training. The sessions are supervised by a medical team who continually monitor your oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and heart rate or rhythm.

A health education program is considered vital to the preventative role of Pulmonary Rehab. The program includes topics such as:

  • Lung Disease
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Symptom Triggers
  • Nutrition
  • Medications
  • Preventing Infection
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Exercise
  • Stress Management
  • Smoking Cessation

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehab

  • Reduce hospitalizations and use of medical resources
  • Improved quality of life
  • Reduced respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Improved self-efficiency
  • Increased exercise tolerance and performance
  • Enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Increased knowledge about pulmonary disease and its management