A Program Designed to Meet Your Cardiopulmonary Recovery Needs
Anne Arundel Medical Center offers an Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program designed to improve the health status and quality of life for those with cardiopulmonary conditions such as Dennis Copertino.
Melanie Crowder, R.N., supervisor of the Rehab Program, said, “Our emphasis is on cardiopulmonary fitness, nutritional and behavioral counseling and education. We’re here to provide support and encouragement for developing and maintaining a healthy way of life.”
She said that cardiac patients who benefit from this program are those, like Dennis, who are recovering from a heart attack or heart surgery, those who have angina or diagnosed coronary artery disease and those with a high risk of developing heart disease. She said, “When a patient joins the program, we do a comprehensive evaluation and then develop an individually designed rehabilitation program with medically supervised exercise, education and counseling.”
Each patient is under the care of the program’s medical director, registered nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory therapist and his or her own personal physician. Upon completion of the medically supervised exercise program, patients receive instruction on an individual maintenance exercise program.
Most insurance companies reimburse for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center is located on the second floor of the Donner Pavilion, Medical Park Campus. For information, call 443-481-1925.