Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Class Information
Are you a high risk candidate for coronary artery disease?  Do you have Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? You may benefit from the individualized treatment that the Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center - Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program offers if your medical history includes:
  • Heart attack
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Angioplasty and stents
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart valve replacements
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Your Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation staff is composed of Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and health care  professionals.  They are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and are highly trained in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.

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Kay Peters, RN
How We Can Help

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is an education and exercise program designed to return heart patients and patients with COPD to their optimal activity level.  Our Cardiopulmnory Rehabilitation Program helps to meet your special and individual needs.  We help you to learn about your heart and lungs, how they work, and the important signs, symptoms, and risk factors of heart and lung disease.  Our highly skilled staff of registered nurses and therapists will identify specific exercises, including the appropriate intensity, duration, and pace that is best for your health.  We have classes taught by registered clinicians to help you learn more about nutrition and your medications.  We also have a physician medical director available to answer questions on various topics such as quality of life and healthy living.  The classes will also include topics requested by the patients participating in cardiopulmonary rehab.  This team works closely with your physician to ensure the best program for you.

Discover your physical capability and potential.  Gain confidence in resuming your favorite activities at a safe rate. In short, you will learn about your physical condition, medication, exercise, diet, and how you and your family can participate in your recovery and future good health.

To enroll, you need a physician referral.  An exercise tolerance test will determine your specific training intensity and duration.  You will attend our facility three times a week for up to 12 weeks.  Your exercises begin moderately and gradually progress to a more vigorous pace that is right for you and ensures your rapid return to good health.  Each session lasts about an hour, during which we will monitor your heart rate, rhythm, blood pressure, respirations and the responses to exercise.  Your family plays an essential role in your recovery process and they are welcomed and encouraged to attend the classes with you.

Click here for a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation referral form.