901 North Macomb Street, Suite 110
Improving Life Through Education and Exercise
At the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Center located at 901 N. Macomb Street, Mercy Memorial Hospital System offers both cardiac and pulmonary rehab.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is an exercise program for people that have had a recent cardiac event such as a heart attack, stable angina, coronary artery bypass surgery, angioplasty, stent placement, valve repair or heart transplant.
This type of program incorporates education and exercise to help manage the risk factors that lead to heart disease. Qualified medical personnel and a certified athletic trainer closely monitor each participant to ensure safety. Our small class size allows for individual attention and formation of a strong social system with staff and other participants.
After a cardiac event, the type of exercise and the timing of exercising are very important. Cardiac Rehab is a structured exercise program that progresses weekly to each participant’s tolerance to help reach individual goals. Appropriate functioning of the heart is monitored through telemetry and blood pressures by staff that is Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified. Educational classes provide participants with the tools needed to slow the progression of heart disease.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program for people with dyspnea (shortness of breath) and chronic lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis aimed to achieve the best breathing potential and to reduce symptoms and the need for hospitalization.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Mercy Memorial Hospital System incorporates education and exercise to help manage breathing problems. Each participant is closely monitored by a licensed nurse, a registered respiratory therapist and a certified athletic trainer to ensure safety. Our small class size (six to eight people) allows for more individual attention. We provide a strong social support system for participants to interact and get to know other people with similar breathing difficulties.
Fear of being short of breath can be overwhelming for people with breathing problems. This fear of becoming short of breath often influences decisions to not participate in many activities and causes unnecessary avoidance. Unfortunately, these decisions often lead to more fatigue and disabilities. This cycle of disability is very difficult to break. The decision and commitment to develop a healthier and more active lifestyle is the first step to an improved quality of life.