Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab
Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab Services
SMH Medical Office Building, 1st floor
1051 Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458
SMH's Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab programs are nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation and address the physiological, psychosocial, and vocational limitations of patients with chronic Cardiovascular disease and chronic lung conditions.
The goal of therapy is to help patients resume active, productive lives within their limitations and to focus on prevention of the progression or reversal of the patient's condition.
Therapy includes physical therapy, education, risk factor modification and vocational support. Patients are seen during hospitalization for early mobilization and preparation to go home and, according to doctors' orders, continue therapy on an outpatient basis.
The Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab staff includes:
The Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab unit features:
Certified Cardiac-Vascular Nurse
Registered nurses with Intensive Care experience
Master of exercise-physiologist
Registered respiratory therapists
Registered dietitian available for consults
State-of-the-art telemetry monitoring system
Nu Step seated stair machine
Seated recumbent bicycles
Seated and standing elliptical
Upper body ergometer
Multi-station weight center
The Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab program treats the following disorders:
- Coronary Artery disease/Angina
- Heart attack, bypass or heart valve surgery
- Stents and Angioplasty
- Heart Transplantation
- Congestive Heart Failure
COPD including chronic Asthma, Bronchitis and Emphysema
Inflammatory lung conditions such as sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension
Several educational classes are offered through the Cardiac Rehab department:
- Diabetes Education
- Congestive Heart Failure Class
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
For more information on educational classes, please call (985) 280-8513 or click here to view 2017 class dates.