Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program of supervised exercise and lifestyle management to help patients recover from a heart event or heart surgery, and prevent future cardiac problems.
Who BenefitsMost heart patients have something to gain by participating in a cardiac rehab program, whether it be to increase current level of strength and stamina, develop a healthier lifestyle, or receive social and emotional support. Individuals most likely to benefit from cardiac rehabilitation are those with the following conditions:
- Stable Angina (chest pain)
- Heart attack
- Heart Surgery (Bypass or Valve)
- Coronary Angioplasty
- Coronary stents
Cardiac Rehab Program Components:
Exercise is the key element of Trinity’s cardiac rehab program. All patients are provided with an individualized exercise prescription, which may include walking, stationary cycling, rowing, and moderate resistance training. While exercising, patients are under the care of experienced cardiac rehab nurses , exercise physiologists, and respiratory therapists who monitor blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm to ensure patients are exercising safely. Your exercise program will be specially designed for you so that you may proceed at a safe and comfortable pace.
Completion of the initial outpatient phase of cardiac rehabilitation will improve your cardiovascular health, but results may be temporary unless you exercise regularly to maintain your conditioning and strength. As part of your long-term plan you may continue to exercise at Trinity’s cardiac rehab maintenance program, located in the same area as the initial outpatient program. Participants may continue to attend indefinitely as long as space is available, for a small out of pocket fee. Participants will continue to have access to cardiac rehab staff for guidance and support.
How Do I enroll In Cardiac Rehab?
A physician referral is needed to get started in Trinity’s cardiac rehab program. Referral usually follows heart surgery, a heart attack or other cardiac illness listed above. If you wish to learn more about enrollment, call 701-857-2338 and any of the cardiac rehab staff can address your questions or concerns.
Insurance CoverageMost insurance plans cover the outpatient phase of cardiac rehab; a monthly fee is charged for the maintenance program.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program to help people with chronic lung disease increase their physical activity and educate them about the disease. Our goal is to help patients better understand and manage their disease in order to function more independently and improve their overall quality of life.
After visiting Trinity’s Pulmonary Rehab program it made a new man out of me. - Marshall H. Pulmonary Rehab Participant
Most patients with the following diagnoses are eligible to receive pulmonary rehabilitation services:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic asthma
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Lung surgery
Insurance CoverageMedicare and many commercial insurance plans provide coverage for pulmonary rehabilitation services.
What Happens In Pulmonary Rehab?Our staff will evaluate your condition and develop an individualized rehabilitation program based on the following elements:
- Physical conditioning – Monitored physical activity to increase endurance, and strengthen muscles used for breathing and improve overall fitness and sense of well-being.
- Education – Teaching sessions by healthcare professionals to provide knowledge about lung disease, medications and self-management.
- Nutrition – Practical suggestions by registered dietitians to help patients cope with the fatigue and listlessness that can accompany chronic lung disease.
Getting StartedPatients must have a physician’s referral to receive pulmonary rehabilitation services. Once a referral has been issued, patients are assessed to determine if they may benefit from a pulmonary rehab program.
Clinical TeamOur program is staffed by experienced and highly qualified healthcare professionals from the fields of Nursing, Exercise Physiology and Respiratory Therapy. Consultations are available on request from dietitians, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and behavioral health counselors. This team works closely with medical director Dr. Jeffrey Verhey to provide multi-disciplinary, individualized care.
What kind of results can I expect?
I spent three months in the rehab program, gained some strength and can do all kinds of things. - Marshall H. Pulmonary Rehab Participant