Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

York General Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation services provide coordinated interventions that optimize the patient’s physical, psychosocial and social functioning. A team of healthcare professionals works with each patient to become physically stronger and reduce the risk factors of further complications.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is the follow-up care after a cardiac event and is based on a referral from your healthcare provider.  If you have a cardiac condition, going through rehabilitation services will help reduce the risk for future heart problems. Cardiac Rehab will help you become physically stronger through a balance of exercise and reduction of life style risk factors you can reduce future heart disease. Our role is to educate you on a lifestyle that assists you in becoming healthier and staying healthy, by creating a plan based on your individual needs

Anyone that has experienced any of the following events/conditions is a candidate for cardiac rehabilitation:

  • Mycocardial infarction
  • Bypass graft surgery
  • Valve surgery
  • Angina
  • Angioplasty & stent insertion
  • Heart Transplant

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary program for individuals with chronic lung impairment. Education is a key component of Pulmonary Rehab and may be provided as part of exercise classes in a group setting or can be customized to the needs of one person. In either case, the education is provided by experienced staff and is tailored to individual needs.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is for individuals with chronic lung disease which may include:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung transplant
  • Emphysema

At Pulmonary Rehab the program is individually tailored to optimize physical and social well being and can help patients:

  • Become physically stronger, exercise for life
  • Quit smoking
  • Learn about their lungs and improve breathing techniques
  • Increase exercise tolerance
  • Decrease shortness of breath
  • Cope with feelings of fear or apprehension
  • Understand the medication they take