Anne Arundel Medical Center offers an Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program designed to improve the health status and quality of life for patients with cardiopulmonary conditions. The program's emphasis is on cardiopulmonary fitness, nutritional and behavioral counseling, and education. We provide support and encouragement for developing and maintaining a healthy way of life.
Individuals who would benefit from our cardiac rehabilitation program are those who are:
The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program also offers programs for patients living with pulmonary illnesses such as:
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Once enrolled as a cardiac rehabilitation participant, you'll be guided start-to-finish through our comprehensive program. The services you'll receive will include:
The therapists who make up our cardiac rehabilitation team hold a variety of certifications in specialties such as clinical exercise and clinical exercise physiology, advanced cardiac life support, exercise test technology, respiratory therapy, registered dietitian studies, and personal training.
Patients attend group exercise sessions three times per week and educational sessions. 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. During exercise sessions, each patient's cardiac status, symptom management, and assessment with exercise are continuously monitored by telemetry. Regular progress reports are made available to the referring physician. Upon completion of the medically supervised exercise program, patients receive instruction on an individual maintenance exercise program.
Maintenance exercise sessions, which are supervised by our highly qualified ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) trained staff, are held several times per week for patients who have completed their preliminary cardiac rehabilitation program and wish to maintain their progress.