Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Virtua Cardiopulmonary Rehab - New Jersey

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Our comprehensive cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program helps you rebuild your strength, increase your mobility, relieve your symptoms, and get you back to the activities you enjoy through carefully monitored exercise and education.


Programs are customized for each person and paced according to your condition and capabilities.

Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehab is an important part of the recovery process following a heart attack or other procedure, or if you are managing a condition like heart failure. Participation in a program of medically supervised exercise, lifestyle education (such as adopting a Mediterranean-style diet and maintaining a healthy weight), stress management, and support have been shown to reduce readmission to the hospital and risk of death by 25%.

 

Candidates for Cardiac Rehab
If you have any of the following conditions and/or procedures, you are likely eligible for cardiac rehabilitation:


• Heart attack
• Stable angina (chest pain)
• Congestive heart failure with low ejection fraction
• Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
• Heart valve repair or replacement (such as transcathether aortic valve replacement, or TAVR)
• Angioplasty (“balloon” procedure)
• Cardiac stent implantation (percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI)
• Heart transplantation
• Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation


Cardiac rehab requires a prescription from your physician. We can assist you in verifying insurance benefits prior to enrollment.


Locations:

• Cherry Hill
• Moorestown
• Voorhees
• Washington Township


Call 856-341-8163 to make an appointment.

Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a medically based program of exercise and education for those managing chronic respiratory diseases. Our program is designed to rebuild your strength and stamina, relieve your symptoms, improve your lung function, and optimize your functional status so you can enjoy a full and active life.

Candidates for Pulmonary Rehab
If you have any of the following conditions and/or procedures, you are likely eligible for pulmonary rehabilitation:

• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
• Persistent asthma
• Interstitial lung diseases that cause progressive scarring of the lungs
• Sarcoidosis
 Lung cancer
• Primary pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary rehab requires a referral from your physician. You also will need a pulmonary function test (PFT) and chest X-ray from within the last year.

Locations:

• Moorestown
• Washington Township


Call 856-341-8163 to make an appointment.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Rehab

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the narrowing of the blood vessels serving your limbs due to the buildup of plaque. When you develop PAD, your legs don’t receive enough blood flow, causing pain, cramping, or fatigue in the leg or hip muscles when walking or climbing stairs (claudication). Typically, the pain goes away with rest.

In addition to treatment with your doctor, PAD rehabilitation can help manage your condition. Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) consists of alternating exercise and rest in intervals to increase the amount of time you can walk before pain begins and limits your ability to function at your best.

During 36 sessions over 12 weeks, we will help manage your PAD and prevent future cardiovascular problems while helping you return to your best possible physical and emotional health.

Candidates for PAD Rehab
You are likely eligible for PAD rehab if you:

• Experience claudication (pain while walking) as part of your condition
• Are able to walk for at least two minutes

Locations:

• Cherry Hill
• Moorestown
• Voorhees
• Washington Township


Call 856-341-8163 to make an appointment.
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If you have heart disease or have had a heart attack, call to see if you're eligible for Virtua’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services.

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