Cardiac and Pulmonary Services
Cardiac and Pulmonary Services at IGHIraan General Hospital is proud to add both Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (rehab) to our list of rehab services. IGH has embraced these newer treatments that focus on chronic conditions related to the heart, lungs and other diseases affecting the respiratory and cardiac systems.
You can receive more information by using these links: Cardiac Rehabilitation or Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Please feel free to contact our Director of Rehabilitation, Bradley Ledford. Remember to include your contact information.
Cardiac Rehabilitation & Pulmonary Rehabilitation are multidisciplinary programs run by a team of medical professionals who are specially trained to treat people with chronic heart and lung diseases. Participants will learn about their condition and gain skills to help them manage it. The program includes:
- Education sessions: designed for people with chronic heart or lung disease.
- Teaching sessions: where you learn about your condition, medications, and how to prevent infection.
- Support of others: learn from others who are living with chronic heart or lung disease.
- Breathing and relaxation techniques: helps in reducing shortness of breath and anxiety.
Expected outcomes as a result of active participation and completion of our program: (Results will vary depending on the type of illness and severity):
- Do more things you enjoy (going to a movie, fishing, traveling or shopping)
- Improve your strength, endurance, and independence
- Do daily activities, such as household tasks, with less shortness of breath.
- Understand your symptoms and medications. This can mean fewer emergency and clinic medical visits and less time in the hospital.
- Learn to relax and not panic when you feel short of breath. This decreases anxiety, depression and fear.
- Quit smoking. Even now, this is the most important change you can make for your health.
- Get answers to your healthcare questions
- Set and meet realistic goals
What can you expect during the assessment:
- Patient Interview
- Medical history and physical exam
- Diagnostic tests
- Symptoms assessment
- Musculoskeletal and exercise assessment
- Activities of daily living
- Nutritional assessment
- Educational assessment
- Psychosocial assessment
- Goal development
- Cardiac Rehab includes cardiac monitoring during rehab
What else do I need to know about the programs?
- You will need a referral from your Doctor
- Most insurances and Medicare cover the cost of these programs.
- Active participation in these programs are necessary to achieve benefits.
- The programs usually lasts 8 - 12 weeks,(up to 36 sessions), two or three times a week.
Even after you complete the program, the benefits of rehab will be ongoing, as long as you keep exercising and using the skills you have learned.
Participant graduates may continue their health management by our beautiful Wellness Center.