Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation | UnityPoint Health - Dubuque

Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation

UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is an outpatient program designed to assist those with heart disease or lung disease.  Finley's cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation staff is a multidisciplinary team, comprised of experienced registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and registered dietitians.

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac Rehabilitation is an individualized and personal treatment plan which includes evaluation and instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and other health related areas.   If you have one of the following diagnoses you may be eligible to participate: heart attack, stable angina, angioplasty or stents, heart bypass or valve surgery, heart failure, or heart transplant.

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

There are many benefits of cardiac rehabilitation:
Live longer and decrease the chance of a heart attack
Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
Improve stamina and strength and help you get back to your usual activities
Improve confidence and well-being

Recent scientific studies have shown that people who complete a cardiac rehabilitation program can increase their life expectancy by up to five years.

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation is an individualized exercise and education plan that is specific to your lung disease or condition.  If you have one of the following lung problems you may be eligible to participate: COPD, bronchiectasis, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, lung surgery, obstructive sleep apnea, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and other restrictive lung diseases.

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

There are many benefits to participating in pulmonary rehabilitation: 
Decrease the symptoms of lung disease or condition
Ability to function better in your daily life
Increased ability to exercise
Decrease symptoms and better management of anxiety and depression
Possibly reducing the need for admission into the hospital

Although pulmonary rehabilitation can't cure lung disease, you may notice improved breathing effort and less breathing problems. Pulmonary rehabilitation allows you to maximize limited lung function. 

About the Programs

Sessions for both programs vary from two to three times per week. The length of your program is individualized based upon physician preference and your needs.  Rehabilitation programs are generally covered by most health insurance companies but check your plan to determine co-pays or other requirements. Medicare recipients are entitled to 80 percent coverage and your supplemental insurance carrier will provide the remaining 20 percent.

For questions or more information, please call:
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
(563) 589-2552