Cardiopulmonary Rehab is an exercise, education, and social program designed to provide physical condition, education, help with lifestyle adjustments, and support to someone who has had a cardiac event or who has breathing problems. The patient uses several types of exercise equipment; has heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation monitored; and is educated on subjects pertaining to his/her health.
Who is Eligible for Cardiopulmonary Rehab?
- Anyone who has experienced a heart attack, cardiac bypass surgery, angioplasty or stent placement, valve repair or replacement, stable angina, or heart transplant.
- Anyone with a diagnosis of emphysema, chronic airway obstruction (COPD), chronic bronchitis, sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, pneumonoconioses, and pulmonary fibrosis.
What Programs are Available? Phase I – occurs during a hospital stay
- Phase II – begins 10 to 14 days from discharge after a cardiac event or within 90 days of a pulmonary function test showing breathing problems & lasts 36 sessions.
- Phase III – begins after completion of Phase II ( or patients unapproved by Medicare may start at Phase III). It may continue indefinitely.
How do I pay?
The cost of Cardiopulmonary Phase II is covered by Medicare and/or primary insurance companies. Phase III rehab is self-pay.
For more information contact the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Unit at (309) 543-8522 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.