Patients who have heart disease or lung disease may be referred to Highlands to address their specific rehabilitation needs. These may include improving strength and endurance, improving functional capacity, reducing symptoms, and teaching energy conservation and compensatory techniques for dealing with your illness.
Conditions or procedures that may necessitate rehabilitation may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Highlands' rehabilitation programs can be conducted on an inpatient or an outpatient basis. Many skilled professionals are part of the rehabilitation team, including any/all of the following:
Highlands' rehabilitation programs are designed to meet the needs of the individual patient, depending upon the specific problem or disease, and are supervised by a cardiac physician and a team of rehab professionals.
The goal of cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation is to help patients reverse their symptoms and maximize function. Cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:
Talk to your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional. You can also call 298-7222 and ask to speak with a referral coordinator. You or your family members are welcome to come to Highlands for a tour. The best way to learn about the rehabilitation programs that we have to offer is to visit and see for yourself. No appointment is necessary.
If you have heart or lung disease, members of your family also may be at higher risk. It's important for them to make changes now to lower their risk. Speak with your doctor about specific risk factors.