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Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Professional Staff
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Pulmonary Programs
Education
Support Groups
Continued Care
Location
Contact

The cardiac rehabilitation program at Capital Region Healthplex is specially designed for people recovering from heart disease or cardiac surgery.

Professional Staff

Cardiac Nurses

Cardiac RehabilitationCRMC Healthplex Track

During the EKG-monitored individualized rehabilitation program, participants work with our staff three days a week for approximately 12 weeks following an exercise prescription designed to strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system.

Benefits Include

  • Increased physical strength and muscle tone
  • Decreased heart rate during exercise
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved mental health
  • Reduced body fat
  • Improved pumping action of the heart
  • Enhanced lung ability to take up and use oxygen

Pulmonary Programs

Pulmonary rehabilitation is designed to help individuals who live with chronic lung diseases such as emphysema, asthma and chronic bronchitis. The goal of the program is to limit the progression of the disease while helping patients lead a more fulfilling life. To start the program, a complete pulmonary evaluation and diagnostic work-up is conducted and an individualized exercise prescription is developed.

Education

Through education programs and individual counseling, our staff helps prepare participants for a gratifying return to better health.

Support Groups

The Heart to Heart Club, a lively support group, was founded for individuals and families living with heart disease. In addition to providing people with the opportunity to learn more about heart disease and share similar concerns, the Club presents informative programs on a regular basis. The Heart to Heart Club meets bi-monthly at CRMC.

Continued Care

Before completing the rehabilitation program, each participant begins a maintenance regimen that they are encouraged to continue through Capital Region Healthplex or at home.

Location

We're located at:

Capital Region Southwest Campus
1432 Southwest Blvd.
Jefferson City, Missouri

Contact

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (573)632-5488 or e-mail Annie LePage at alepage@mail.crmc.org.

Cardiac Health Information Links

American Heart Association
Aneurysm Information Project
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
The Heart: An Online Exploration
The Heart Preview Gallery
The Heart Surgery Forum