Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Services
Patients recovering from heart attacks or cardiac procedures, as well as those with heart or lung disease, can benefit from West Shore's rehabilitation services. Supervised rehabilitation programs incorporate exercise, nutritional information, and practical living tips to help patients resume normal, everyday activities.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call Cardiopulmonary Services at (231) 398-1145.
At West Shore there are three phases in the cardiac rehab program.
Phase I begins when you are still in the hospital. You will begin a program of passive and active exercise and prepare for discharge.
In Phase II, you participate on an outpatient basis. Patients meet three times per week for up to twelve weeks and participate in an exercise program. They also receive lifestyle counseling on such topics as healthy nutrition and stress reduction. Your blood pressure and EKG are monitored routinely. Ongoing assessments and reports are provided to your physician.
Phase III cardiac rehabilitation is designed for patients who choose to continue with a monitored exercise program. West Shore Health Connection offers similar equipment and monitoring and a qualified and trained staff to develop an exercise program to help achieve your rehab goals. It is not usually covered by insurance carriers and participants are responsible for payment.