Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehab program at JCMC is AACVPR certified.
Cardiac Rehabilitation (Cardiac Rehab) is a program that is designed to improve your overall health.  Johnson City Medical Center offers a quality cardiac care program designed to help you attain the highest possible level of health, both, during your stay and after hospital discharge.   The Cardiac Rehab program uses education and exercise to focus on cardiac risk factor modification.  Education will begin prior to your surgery.  You will be visited by the cardiac rehab nurse on your pre-admission testing day or at your bedside before surgery if you are already in the hospital.   You will be informed what to expect prior to your surgery and during your recovery.

Cardiac Rehab phase 1 is during your hospital stay.  You will receive information from the cardiac rehab nurse and/or exercise specialist on your disease and the risk factors that you need to change to improve your quality of life.  Cardiac Rehab phase 2 is started after your discharge from the hospital or at the referral of your physician.  In this program you receive an individually designed exercise prescription.   Each prescription is developed based on any medical conditions you may have.  During exercise program your heart rate and blood pressure will be monitored.    The second part of this program is the education.  There will be 30 minutes education where you will learn how to change lifestyle habits that may be hindering your health.  

The staff consists of a team of healthcare professionals including nurses, doctors, exercise physiologists and exercise specialists, pharmacists, psychologist and dietitians.  All of whom are there to educate, answer questions, give support when needed and help you improve your quality of life. 

If you are a person who has had any of the follow you may be a candidate for Cardiac Rehab:
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
  • Coronary balloon angioplasty or stent placement
  • Myocardial infarction (MI)
  • Stable Angina
  • Heart valve replacement or repair
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Heart or Lung Transplant
Don’t let your age hold you back.  Cardiac Rehab can benefit all ages. 

 The most important thing to remember is your chances of having a successful cardiac rehab experience depends largely on your commitment to follow the program recommendations.  If you learn to change your behaviors, such as eat healthy, exercise, take your medications, stop smoking and control stress, you will decrease your risk of further cardiovascular conditions and improve your quality of life.

For further information call: (423) 431-5970

Location: Johnson City Medical Center, Building 408, Suite 13, 400 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City TN. 37604