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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is designed to help patients with heart, lung or vascular disease to improve their health and quality of life. Our individually-tailored programs involve medically supervised exercise, with access to programs for smoking cessation, nutrition counseling, psychological counseling and physical and occupational therapy. Benefits of the program include:
  • Reduced disease or condition symptoms
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Decreased need for hospitalization
  • Improved physical condition
  • Increased exercise tolerance
  • Increased ability to carry out daily activities
  • Prolonged survival from cardiac conditions
  • Improved quality of life

How Our Program Works

A comprehensive review of each patient’s medical, dietary, psychological, and lifestyle history along with their health needs and goals are assessed. Our team of specially trained nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and dieticians collaborate with our patients’ and their physicians to develop a successful individual rehabilitation plan. Typically, our rehabilitation programs last six to 12 weeks, with patients attending sessions that meet for one to two hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Eligibility and Insurance Coverage

Patients who have experienced any of the following conditions, may benefit from cardiopulmonary rehabilitation:
  • Stable angina
  • Angioplasty or stent replacement
  • Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Open heart surgery
  • COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
If you have any of the above conditions you may be a good candidate for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Participation does require a physician’s referral. Most insurance plans cover cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services.
For more information about the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, call (813) 788-0411 extension 1420.