Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation


Helping Patients Improving Heart & Lung Function

AACVPR Certified Program logoThe Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at Regional Medical Center is one of a very few South Carolina programs that is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Offering cardiac and pulmonary programs, both are designed to assist individuals in regaining and maintaining their maximum quality of life through medically-supervised physical conditioning in a supportive environment.

Program Eligibility

The program is open to those who previously experienced heart attacks, cardiac surgery or lung cancer, as well as heart or lung transplant candidates who need rehabilitation therapy in reaching pre-surgery and post-surgery requirements. Those who currently suffer from the following conditions are also eligible:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary high-risk factors
  • Pulmonary conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma or sarcoidosis
  • Occupational/environmental lung disease

Rehabilitation Staff

Each patient team includes a registered nurse, respiratory therapist, dietitian, chaplain, pharmacist, and vocational rehabilitation counselor.

Group of team posig for a picture.
The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Staff from left, Terri Rash, RN, BSN, CCRP*, Program Nurse; Kay Berry, RN, CCRP*, Program Nurse; Theresa Bramblett, CRT, Respiratory Care Practitioner; and Jesse West RN, BSN, Program Nurse. *Certified Cardiac Rehab Professional.

Referral to the Program

A physician referral is required.

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