At Kalp Health Care, we offer a comprehensive program of supervised exercise and lifestyle management, encompassing education, nutritional counseling, stress management, smoking cessation, and other critical lifestyle changes. This program is designed to prevent or reverse the progression of cardiac and pulmonary diseases.
The goals of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation are to create individualized plans that:
- Recondition the heart and lungs.
- Help you regain strength.
- Prevent your condition from worsening.
- Reduce the risk of future heart or lung problems.
- Improve your functional capacity, overall health, and quality of life.
Who Qualifies for Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Patients diagnosed with the following cardiac conditions within the last 12 months qualify:
- Cardiac stent or angioplasty
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
- Heart attack
- Heart valve replacement
- Post-heart transplant
- Stable angina pectoris
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation:
Participating in Cardiac Rehabilitation provides numerous benefits, including:
- Enhanced exercise endurance
- Lowered blood pressure
- Reduced severity of chest pain and decreased need for chest pain medications
- Faster recovery following bypass surgery
- Improved cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Enhanced health-related quality of life
- Reduced risk of another cardiac event
- Lower chance of a fatal heart attack
- Decreased emotional stress, depression, and anxiety
- Reduced need for hospital stays and emergency department visits for heart problems
- Alleviated shortness of breath and fatigue in individuals with heart failure
- Significant weight loss when exercise is combined with lifestyle changes, such as balanced diet.
Who Qualifies for Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is suitable for individuals with chronic lung diseases. This includes conditions such as:
- Obstructive Diseases
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Persistent asthma
- Cystic fibrosis
- Restrictive Diseases
- Interstitial fibrosis
- Occupational or environmental lung disease
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Other conditions may include pulmonary hypertension and post-lung transplant.
Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation:
Participating in Pulmonary Rehabilitation provides numerous benefits, including:
- Reduced symptoms like breathlessness, coughing, and wheezing
- Enhanced exercise capacity
- Improved health-related quality of life
- Reduced risks of future lung problems and related hospital admissions
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Phases:
- Phase I: This phase begins in the hospital, where our healthcare team introduces patients to the concept of cardiac rehabilitation and assesses their health.
- Phase II: Phase II marks the initial outpatient phase of the program. Patients exercise in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department under the supervision of a skilled medical team. Phase II is a 12-week program consisting of 36 sessions, typically 30-60 minutes each, three days a week.
- Phase III: Phase III follows the completion of Phase II or when medically appropriate. Patients can continue in the supervised Cardiac Rehabilitation program with less monitoring, or a customized home exercise program can be designed for them.
At Kalp Health Care, we’re dedicated to providing wise, empathetic, and innovative care, ensuring transparent and patient-centric rehabilitation for cardiac and pulmonary conditions. Your health and well-being are our top priorities.