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Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Yuma Regional Medical Center's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation team includes registered nurses, exercise physiologists, a respiratory therapist and a doctor. These professionals are dedicated to helping patients with cardiac or pulmonary conditions build their strength and endurance as part of the recovery process.

Cardiac Rehabilitation strengthens the heart after heart surgery or a heart attack and is essential for recovery. It helps patients improve endurance through a comprehensive program of education and exercise. At YRMC, patients often begin cardiac rehabilitation in the hospital with education and continue as an outpatient three days a week for up to 12 weeks. The program includes medically supervised exercise classes and education on nutrition, stress management, safe and effective use of medications, diabetes and fitness. Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is for patients suffering from respiratory disease. It features a twice-a-week comprehensive exercise and education program for up to 18 weeks. The goal is to help patients increase energy and activity levels, reduce shortness of breath, learn about their disease, manage oxygen and maintain smoking cessation.

Medical Fitness Program is a medically-supervised exercise program for those with heart or lung conditions who have completed their rehabilitation sessions and want to continue their fitness training.

Related Links:
American Association for Respiratory Care
American Heart Association