Pick up any magazine today, or turn on the television or radio, and you’re certain to find a message about healthier lifestyles. People are aware that diet, exercise, smoking, and stress can have a significant effect on their health.
But it’s difficult to make changes. They’re much easier said than done. Some people even employ exercise experts or "personal trainers" to help them achieve their fitness goals.
If you have a heart or lung problem, or are at risk for cardiac disease, lifestyle changes are especially important to you.
Upland Hills Health offer specialized cardiac and pulmonary fitness programs. They include exercise, education, and guidance to meet your individual needs and goals. Your very own staff of expert, personal trainers works with you to develop your comprehensive, individualized program.
Most often, your family doctor, pulmonologist, cardiologist, or cardiac surgeon will prescribe your admission to our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab program.
Cardiac Rehab is prescribed for patients who:
|Pulmonary Rehab is prescribed for patients who have chronic pulmonary disease, such as:|
Patients with other heart or lung conditions also may be eligible for Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehab. Talk to your doctor to see if you qualify.
You’ll come to our Cardiopulmonary Exercise Facility 2-3 times each week. One-hour sessions take place in a safe, monitored environment, where our staff will observe your heart rate, blood pressure, heart rhythm, and/or oxygen levels, and evaluate you for any signs or symptoms of heart- or lung-related changes.
Should they be needed, our emergency physician and emergency nursing staff are readily available 24 hours/day, 365 days per year.
You will learn about "healthy" living, including tips on risk factors, stress reduction, medications, healthy eating, exercise, and smoking cessation if applicable. You’ll have the opportunity to work with other patients, share their experience, and motivate each other to achieve the lifestyle changes you choose.
Your physician will be kept informed of your progress.
The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs at Upland Hills Health Inc. are designed to help those who wish to:
Our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program brings a multidisciplinary team consisting of registered nurses, physical therapists and nutritionists to serve you.
Assessment and exercise sessions are lead by critical care nurses who understand the complex functions of the heart and lungs. These nurses have been trained in exercise therapy to help you recover functionally and emotionally after a cardiac event, heart or lung surgery, or maximize your activity potential living with chronic heart or lung disease.
Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation nurses will closely monitor each step of your therapy.They can identify any potential problems, and communicate them along with your progress to your physician on a regular basis.
Before your first visit, if you desire, our staff will contact your insurance company or other third-party payer to discuss your plan of care and to help coordinate your reimbursement. Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program is covered by most insurance programs and by Medicare.