2000 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
AAMC's Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed to improve the health and quality of life for patients with cardiopulmonary conditions. Our program emphasises fitness, nutritional and behavioral counseling, and education. We provide support and encouragement for developing and maintaining a healthy way of life.
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapists help patients who are recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery, heart valve surgery, heart stenting procedure,or heart transplant. We also treat those who have angina, have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease as well as at risk of developing heart disease.
Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapists help patients with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung disorders. We also help lung transplant patients, providing therapy before and after transplant surgery.
The therapists who make up our Cardiopulmonary 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. Your care team includes the program's medical director, registered nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory therapist as well as your primary care physician.
Patients attend group exercise sessions three times per week and educational sessions. 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.
These sessions held several times per week and offer continuation of group exercise in a maintenance program that is supervised by our highly qualified ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) trained staff.