Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is a medically supervised exercise and education
program designed to optimize the physical, psychological and social function
of individuals who have heart and/or lung problems.
People of all ages who have a heart condition or lung disease can benefit
from a cardiopulmonary rehab program.
Below is a list of the most common diagnoses eligible for Cardiopulmonary
Rehab. Ask your physician if this program is appropriate for you.
Bypass Surgery / Valve repair or replacement
Coronary Artery Stenting
Stable Angina (chest pain)
Interstitial Lung Disease
Components of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Medical Evaluation: All participants will receive a medical evaluation to assess your needs
and limitations. This information will help the staff tailor and exercise
prescription to your specific needs. During the exercise sessions you
may work with an exercise physiologist, nurse, respiratory therapist or
a cardiac technician. Through this continuous evaluation process, you
will learn how to evaluate your level of activity.
Physician Prescribed Exercise: Patients enrolled in this monitored exercise program require an order
from their physician. Staff will monitor your heart rate and rhythm throughout
the entire exercise session. Staff will also monitor oxygen levels for
pulmonary patients. This type of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is covered
by Medicare and most private insurance companies.
Counseling and Education: Classes are available to help you understand your condition and how to
manage it. Our multidisciplinary team will help you create a heart healthy
diet and help you understand how your medications work to improve your
heart. Education classes are offered on a weekly basis.
Valley Health offers cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at the following locations:
Page Memorial in Luray, VA 540-743-8104
Shenandoah Memorial in Woodstock, VA 540-459-1148
War Memorial in Berkeley Springs, WV 304-258-6577
Warren Memorial in Front Royal, VA 540-636-0279
Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA 540-536-8188