The cardiopulmonary rehabilitation education and exercise program is for patients experiencing heart or lung related health issues. Indiana University Health Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in Paoli, offers a full continuum of care from inpatient to outpatient services, and from testing acute illness to long-term health maintenance.
The goals of the program are to decrease the known risk factors for coronary artery disease and pulmonary disease; to reduce anxiety, which is often associated with chronic illness; and to improve exercise tolerance and cardiovascular fitness.
Prior to entering IU Health Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, each participant undergoes an extensive examination that may include any or all of the following: a physical assessment and medical history, graded exercise testing (stress test) and/or pulmonary function test, evaluation of body composition, and blood lipid determination. An individual exercise program is then developed utilizing the results.
The Program Consists of the Following Stages:
Phase one: Education and low-level exercise for patients recovering from heart attacks, angina, coronary artery bypass surgery, valve replacement, percutaneous Tran luminal coronary interventions, (i.e. angioplasty, stent, arthrectomy) or other types of heart disease.
Phase two: Monitored exercise and risk factor reduction program for patients with recent heart attacks, coronary artery bypass surgery, angioplasty, stent placement or other manifestations of coronary disease.
Phase three: Intermittently monitored exercise and risk factor management programs for participants who have completed Phase Two or are at risk for developing coronary artery disease or pulmonary disease.
Phase one: Education and low-level exercise for patients recovering from exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, interstitial or restrictive lung disease.
Phase two: Monitored exercise and risk factor education program for patients with any type of lung disease.
Phase three: Intermittently monitored exercise and risk factor management programs for participants who have completed Phase Two or need supervision during exercise.
For more information about IU Health Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, please call 812.723.7994 or 812.723.2811.