Cardiopulmonary Rehab

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Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services at Sullivan County Community Hospital are designed to rebuild strength and endurance and educate patients on a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Medicare will cover Cardiopulmonary Rehab services for those who have a diagnosis of open heart surgery, lung disorders, heart transplant, stable angina, heart valve replacement or repair, or a coronary stent.

Initial sessions are begun after obtaining a doctor’s order for a twelve-week, or thirty-six session course of treatment. Those who wish to continue their Phase 3 training after this length of time may do so by paying a fee per month for the use of the facilities and monitoring equipment.

Sessions include a warm-up and cool-down period, with the cardiac patients hooked to a monitor for the entire length of the class, and pulmonary (lung) patients having their oxygen levels checked throughout. Vital signs, such as blood pressure and oxygen levels, are checked before, during and after each class for each participant. Lori Marx, RN, coordinates the program and is present to lead classes, provide encouragement and monitor patients’ progress.

Services are provided on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays with hour-long classes at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Participants may utilize equipment such as treadmills, stationary bicycles, a rowing machine, a NuStep stepping machine, and two types of weights.

If you are interested in more information on the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation services at SCCH, please call (812) 268-2593.