Benefits of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in New Albany, IN
Benefits of Cardiopulmonary Rehab
Linda Guyton, RN: The patients who come to cardiopulmonary rehab have to have had some type of event. We see folks who have had heart attacks, all kinds of heart surgeries, heart failure and stable angina. Cardiopulmonary rehab is a medically supervised program that allows us to use both respiratory therapists and nurses. We monitor [patients] so we can watch their heart rate and blood pressure.
James Whitlock: I would rather be here in this phase 3 program with these nurses and these doctors. Just in case I did fall over, they're right there.
Linda Guyton, RN: With it being medically supervised, once a month our doctors receive a report, a care plan, if you will,
showing the improvement that their patients are making. Each one of our patients has their own goals. It's just so gratifying when patients come in and say, "I did it. I can do it now."
James Whitlock: I started this whole program. It was hard, yes, but you got to keep at it. It eventually gets easier. Your body gets more adapted to it. You enjoy it more. You start feeling better. I want to go to sleep and get up the next morning so I can come in. You know what I mean? Exercising every day. It makes me feel great.