Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation are both programs that involve exercise and educational components, but each group is geared differently. Individuals who are diagnosed with heart disease or have undergone heart surgery may be candidates for the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at PMC. Patients who have any chronic pulmonary disease that causes shortness of breath and a re­duction in the ability to perform daily ac­tivities may benefit from Pulmonary Rehabilitation therapy.

For cardiac patients, PMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program offers lifestyle monitoring and fitness programs to help restore the patient’s heart to maximum efficiency. Cardiac rehab programs are designed to help heart patients incorporate changes into their daily routines such as exercising, taking medications and eating a heart healthy diet. PMC’s Stage II & Stage III Cardiac Rehab gives patients who have suffered from heart disease the tools they need to return to an active lifestyle.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs offer substantial benefits in improving lung function, reducing symptoms and improving quality of life for persons with chronic lung disease. The program will help patients feel better and learn how to manage chronic lung diseases such as COPD.

Pikeville Medical Center’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program has been accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR) since 2012.