Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation services at Barnesville Hospital are provided for patients who have a heart problem or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Our experienced providers will work with you to help you return to your regular routine as soon as possible.

Inpatient and outpatient services are offered for adult and geriatric patients, and each cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation plan is customized to your individual needs.

We accept patients with these cardiac and pulmonary diagnoses, which are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies. Other diagnoses may also be covered, but must be pre-approved before admission into the program.

  • Acute myocardial infarction (within the previous year)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Coronary bypass graft (within the previous year)
  • Current stable angina
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Heart transplant or heart and lung transplant
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

You must be referred for cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation by a physician. Once the referral is received, we will schedule your initial evaluation, and after the evaluation, you will be scheduled for a rehabilitation class time. Patients are seen in groups of up to four per class meeting for one hour on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm.

Your cardiac rehabilitation treatment plan may include a combination of exercise, education on heart healthy living, stress reduction techniques, and more. The cardiac rehabilitation treatment room is equipped with Quinton treadmills, Monark upper body ergometers, a SciFit recumbent bicycle/arm ergometer, Nustep recumbent steppers, and Biodex recumbent elliptical steppers.

We will monitor your condition by recording frequent heart rates and blood pressure, along with MET levels and EKG (electrocardiogram) strips. Trends are sent to your physician, along with progress reports. Blood glucose monitoring is also available for patients with diabetes and oximetry for patients with lung disease.

You may continue attending cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation classes until your goals are met or until you complete up to 24-36 sessions, depending on your insurance coverage.