CARDIOPULMONARY REHAB PROGRAM
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For more information please call: (270) 706-1294.
The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program
at Hardin Memorial Hospital is designed to help you improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle through physical conditioning, education about your disease and support given by fellow participants and rehab staff.
Our program is nationally accredited by the (AACVPR) (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation). Our mission is to reduce morbidity and disability from cardiac and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation and aggressive disease management. Central to this mission is the improvement of the quality of life for patients and their families.
The first phase of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation begins shortly after admission to the hospital. It consists of educational activities to help you learn about heart or lung disease and how to lessen your risk factors. Hospital staff or your physician can refer you as indicated.
The second phase begins shortly after discharge from the hospital. Cardiac rehabilitation requires a stress test to be performed before the first session to determine your exercise prescription. Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation must be ordered by your physician. Exercise sessions are approximately one hour, three times a week for ten to twelve weeks. Participants also receive individual educational and counseling sessions.
This phase helps you maintain the level of fitness achieved in Phase 2. Individual education and counseling is continued as needed. This program is recommended for persons who have risk factors for heart or lung disease.
The home exercise program is planned with the patient and rehabilitation staff. One monthly session in Rehabilitation is required to monitor your progress.