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Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation


Cardiac Rehabilitation

Within days of a heart attack or other heart problem, your doctor will refer you to a rehabilitation program. The wellness staff at Newberry’s nationally and state certified Cardiac Rehabilitation program will guide you on the path to recovery in a safe and comfortable environment.

Cardiac rehabilitation consists of a supervised, structured exercise program led by our highly trained staff in combination with three-lead telemetry monitoring, nutritional counseling, blood pressure management, education, and group support. Following Phase I of cardiac rehab, which occurs during the in-patient period, cardiac rehab at Newberry is divided into three phases with the goal of helping you or your loved one achieve recovery.

In Phase II cardiac rehab, our staff provides those recovering from a recent heart attack (MI), stent(s), valve replacement or repair, or ventricular assist device (VAD) with continuous telemetry monitoring during a comprehensive, 36 session exercise program. Our certified and highly trained staff will help you regain your strength and stamina, leading to improved quality of life.

Our Phase III cardiac rehab is designed for patients who require extra assistance. Our wellness staff will work with you to develop improved breathing techniques and design an exercise regimen that fits your needs.

Phase IV cardiac rehab includes a HeartFIT membership with the NCMH Wellness Center. Click here for more information.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation at Newberry Hospital is a medically supervised program designed to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with lung problems.

Pulmonary rehab is designed for patients suffering from:

  • COPD
  • Advanced lung disease
  • Pre- or post-lung surgery

Our pulmonary rehab program can help you improve breathing and develop coping skills, leading to better overall health -- whether or not you are oxygen dependent.


The Benefits of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab

By attending cardiac or pulmonary rehab, you can prevent future hospital stays, reduce the risk of complications, and become the healthiest version of yourself. You’ll recover alongside other patients who are coping with the same issues while receiving exceptional care, right here in Newberry.


Supervised Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Arterial Disease Rehabilitation (SET for PAD)

Newberry Hospital is proud to offer SET for PAD rehabilitation.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a vascular disease caused by a gradual build-up of plaque within the arteries in the legs.

Risk factors for PAD include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Physical inactivity

As an outpatient program, PAD rehabilitation takes place in our fully supervised wellness center. The SET for PAD program consists of 36 exercise sessions, typically divided into 3 sessions per week over a 12 week period. All PAD patients will be monitored via 3 lead telemetry for 12 visits.

The goal of our PAD rehabilitation program is to:

  • Improve lower extremity circulation
  • Increase functional capacity and walking distance
  • Decrease overall symptoms
  • Improve quality of life

We understand that every patient is unique and responds to exercise differently. Our multidisciplinary staff takes this into account and aims to develop a safe, customized exercise treatment plan for each patient. PAD rehab also includes a patient education component, focusing on cardiovascular disease, proper foot care, risk factor reduction, nutrition, stress management, smoking cessation, and emotional support.


Learn More About Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Physician referral is required for our cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs. Want to learn more? Call us at (803) 405-7484.

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