At Berkeley Medical Center, our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation team works to help you resume your normal lifestyle as soon as possible following a heart or lung problem.
This team uses an individualized approach to patient care. The rehab plan is customized to each patient’s needs, and that plan is continuously evaluated.
Cardiac rehabilitation is an integral part of the care offered for patients who have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, valve replacement, heart transplant, peripheral artery disease, angina or angioplasty.
Our providers also recognize the emotional burdens associated with heart attacks, such as depression, anxiety, fear, and anger. We often link rehab patients with a specialist from our mental health services to help them deal with the after-effects of their care.
Nutrition plays an important part in keeping a heart healthy. Our physicians and dietitians can provide patients with healthy diet counseling and assessment. Our dietary recommendations are customized based on individual needs and preferences.
Members of the rehabilitation team can include the following:
- exercise physiologist
- education specialist
- certified diabetes educator
If you are suffering from a lung problem, Pulmonary Rehabilitation can help improve your quality of life and lead to improved breathing effort and less breathing problems. Through a combination of exercises, education and psychosocial support, our providers can help you decrease the symptoms of your condition and help alleviate the emotional burden of dealing with a breathing issue.
Components of Effective Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Education related to medications, oxygen therapy, nutrition and weight management, breathing retraining, exercise, etc.
- Exercise tailored to each patient’s individual needs.
- Psychosocial support to help patients deal with the emotional burden of lung problems.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation may be helpful for those who have experience lunch problems such as:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer
- Lung transplant