Princeton Baptist's cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department is available to individuals with coronary artery disease who have experienced a heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty, heart valve replacement, heart/lung transplant or who have stable angina. The program is designed to offer progressive exercise aimed at improving the work and function of the heart as well as to provide education on living with coronary artery disease.
With a doctor's referral, patients work on an outpatient basis with RNs to develop an exercise and education program that will help to increase their self-management skills and knowledge.
During the supervised exercise program, the patient's blood pressure, heart rate and other exercise-related responses are monitored. This may help to increase abilities and tolerance for daily activities and function levels as patients recover from a cardiac event.
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with exercise days on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, please call 205-783-7460.