What is Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation?
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that furnishes individualized prescription for exercise combined with risk factor modification, nutritional counseling, psycho-social intervention and outcomes assessments.
For patients who suffer from Pulmonary disease and illnesses, breathing retraining is a significant part of the treatment to increase lung capacity and build strength and endurance.
Patients who are deemed appropriate for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation can be referred by their Cardiologist, Pulmonologist or Primary Care Physician.
Who is Eligible for Cardiac Rehab?
You may be eligible for cardiac rehab if you have had any of the following conditions:
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
- Heart Attack
- Heart Failure
- Heart Transplantation
- Open Heart Surgery (such as Coronary Bypass or Valve Surgery)
Who is Eligible for Pulmonary Rehab?
You may be eligible for pulmonary rehab if you have had any of the following conditions:
Is Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Covered by Insurance?
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is generally covered by most health insurance companies. Contact your insurer to determine copays or other requirements.
Meet our Cardiopulmonary Staff
At CMI, Jill plays an active role in interacting with patients and clients within our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program. She attended Manhattan College in New York and Long Island University where she completed her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Jill is also a licensed Massage Therapist and enjoys many sports including tennis, golf and skiing. Jill has been working in the health and wellness industry for over 18 years including cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, corporate wellness and clinical stress testing.
Stephanie Pamnani, RT
Bio coming soon
For more details look at this fact sheet from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.