If you have a history or risk of chronic heart or lung disease, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation can support your care and help you lead a healthier, more active life. The cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program at Mercy Heart & Vascular Hospital in St. Louis provides medically supervised exercise therapy and education sessions tailored to your specific condition and needs. Our program is supported by a multispecialty team, including nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory therapists, registered dietitians and psychologists.
Our dedicated rehabilitation gym on the sixth floor features elliptical machines, upright bikes, recumbent stationary bikes, arm cranks, treadmills and other state-of-the-art equipment. Our hospital ER is nearby on the first floor, so you can get fast evaluation and treatment if needed. The proximity of the ER to the gym offers extra peace of mind to many of our St. Louis cardiopulmonary rehab patients.
Our program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation in both cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation. Our team is trained in advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) & our hospital has emergency medical equipment available. Learn more about the AACVPR
Cardiac rehab may be right for you if you’ve had the following symptoms, conditions or procedures:
Mercy's cardiac rehab program has three phases:
All our cardiac rehab programs and services require a physician referral and must follow physician orders. If you have cardiac risk factors but no history of heart disease, you may be referred directly to Phase III.
Pulmonary rehab may be right for you if you’ve had the following conditions or procedures:
Mercy’s pulmonary rehab program in St. Louis has three phases:
All our pulmonary rehab programs and services require a physician referral and must follow physician orders.
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services, including: