Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab 

Central Carolina Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab program provides education and monitored exercise for inpatients and outpatients recently diagnosed with heart disease following an acute event such as a heart attack.

CCH offers two different Phases of rehab, specialized to the need of the patient. Rehab sessions are individualized to your needs by our

  • nurses
  • exercise physiologists
  • dietitians
  • counselors

The cardiac rehab program also offers a step down cardiac program entitled Fit for Life, for patients with hypertension, post CVA's with independent gait, osteoporosis, obesity, and seniors trying to start an exercise program. The patient's blood sugar, blood pressures, heart rates, and weights are measured before and after exercise.

Pulmonary wellness classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons for patients with

  • asthma
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • sarcoidosis
  • chronic bronchitis
  • emphysema
  • lung transplants
  • bronchiectasis
  • pulmonary insufficiency

Each patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, weight, oxygen saturation, EKG rhythm, and dyspnea scale are monitored during the exercise program.

Central Carolina Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program is certified by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Divisions of Facility Services. Patients can be referred to the cardiopulmonary rehab program by their physicians or may contact the rehab staff directly.

Central Carolina Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This certification is recognition of Central Carolina's commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

The staff meets with patients twice prior to entry into the program for an evaluation, registration, and insurance verification process. The Cardiac Rehab office is located at the Rehab Building in the back parking lot behind the ER. For additional information about the Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab program at CCH, please call (919) 774-2384Call: (919) 774-2384.

Making heart health a priority

Heart health is about more than just your heart. Blood pressure, cholesterol, family history and other factors all play important roles in keeping your heart strong. If you have questions about your heart health but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a heart health assessment and learn more about any risks you may have for heart-related conditions. Your journey to a stronger heart starts here.