Leading You Toward Better Heart Health

Who Benefits from Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac Rehab at WVU Medicine Thomas Hospitals provides education and counseling services to help heart patients increase physical fitness, reduce cardiac symptoms, improve health and reduce the risk of future heart problems.

Patients who can benefit from a Cardiac Rehab program include those who have experienced:

  • Heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Heart surgery
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • ICD fitting

Why is Cardiac Rehab important?

Regular physical activity helps your heart and the rest of your body get stronger and work better. It also reduces your chances of future heart problems, including heart attack.

Your Cardiac Rehab Plan of Care

The Cardiac Rehab team at WVU Thomas Hospitals will communicate with and create a tailored plan, customized for your needs and conditions in collaboration with your primary care physician or cardiologist. Elements of your plan will include:

  • Heart monitoring with an EKG
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Monitored exercise program
  • Dietary counseling
  • Stress management

Free Parking and Flexible Appointment Times Available.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

If you are suffering from a lung problem like asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD, or a similar diagnosis, 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 include education related to medications, oxygen therapy, nutrition and weight management and breathing retraining. Exercise is tailored to each patient’s individual needs, and psychosocial support to help patients deal with the emotional burden of lung problems.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation may be helpful for those who experience problems such as:

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung transplant
  • Sarcoidosis

Location and Contact Information

34 River Walk Mall | South Charleston, WV 25303 | 304-766-5460 | Fax: 304-414-7469

Cardiac Rehab: [email protected]
Pulmonary Rehab: [email protected]


Monday – Friday , 8 am – 4:30 pm