Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Methodist Medical Center
Close to the Heart – and Lungs
The heart and lungs are life-sustaining organs, and when something goes wrong with them, it can dramatically impact your quality of life. Methodist Medical Center offers rehabilitation services accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, helping you get back on track.
Rehabilitation helps lung and heart patients begin their recovery journey with a multidisciplinary approach that includes:
- Regularly-monitored exercise
- Risk identification
- Individualized programs
Methodist’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. Through exercise and education, you learn how to manage the daily limitations faced when dealing with chronic heart or lung disease.
Rehab staff work with your doctor to develop a plan of care with plenty of input from you. The cardiologist or pulmonologist, nurse educators, dietitians, exercise rehab specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and mental health professionals can also be brought into the process as needed.
Joining forces and working as a team sets you up for success with rehab goals that are attainable and that really do make a difference. The end goal is to help you gain knowledge, strength, and endurance in a medically-supervised environment.
How Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Works at Methodist Medical
Support System for Heart and Lung Patients
It’s not uncommon for patients to experience anxiety and depression after having a heart attack or receiving a diagnosis of heart and lung disease. In such a case, Methodist Medical Center’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps you find ways to cope and rebuild your life, giving you opportunities to meet others who are sharing the same experiences, concerns, and triumphs.