RMC’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Center, located at the Tyler Center on the RMC campus in Anniston, assists patients with heart or lung disease or immediately following cardiac or vascular surgery to help them maintain a healthy heart. Patients receive individualized assessments and are treated by Registered Nurses (RNs) who are specially trained and certified in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.
THREE PHASES OF REHAB
Following a cardiac surgical intervention, RMC patients are guided through three phases of cardiac rehabilitation:
This phase begins while the patient is still in the hospital. A cardiac rehabilitation nurse or exercise physiologist assesses the patient’s risk factors, educational needs and activity level.
Patients are introduced to a medically supervised exercise-based program with a goal to help strengthen the heart and lungs. This comprehensive program also provides participants with education and strategies to maintain and live a heart-healthy lifestyle.
During this outpatient phase, patients will continue a medically supervised exercise program while staff monitors their progress during a regular schedule of visits.
Our cardiac rehab program is supervised by a physician and we provide close EKG monitoring of the heart and lungs during exercise. Our cardiac nursing team hold Certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support to ensure patients safety. Throughout this program, patients regularly attend educational sessions to assist in lifestyle modification to ensure they experience a complete and full recovery.
RMC’s cardiac rehabilitation program also offers strength-training and flexibility exercises. Wellness services include a full service gym with locker rooms, exercise/swim sessions in our Aquatic Therapy pool, and Massage Therapy by appointment.