Expert cardiopulmonary rehabilitation therapy in Inverness, Florida

Citrus Memorial Heart Center

Treatment for cardiopulmonary diseases shouldn't stop once you're discharged from the hospital. When you participate in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs after your hospital stay, you will likely recover faster and have shorter inpatient visits in the future.

We are Citrus County's only hospital-based cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation center. This means you gain access to a full spectrum of cardiopulmonary therapy services at Citrus Memorial Hospital's cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program.

The cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists at Citrus Memorial are dedicated to providing the rehabilitative cardiac and/or respiratory therapies to improve and restore your maximum abilities.

For more information, contact the cardiopulmonary rehab department at (352) 344-6538.

Cardiopulmonary conditions we treat

You would benefit from our cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs if you have experienced any of the following:

  • Heart attack
  • Coronary stent placement
  • Bypass surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart valve replacement
  • Stable angina
  • Chronic lung disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

COPD is a chronic lung disease in which airflow from the lungs becomes obstructed. Because it is chronic, COPD is permanent, and symptoms can become progressively more acute.

Left untreated, COPD can increase your risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer or other diseases. However, COPD is treatable and not necessarily a fatal disease.

Our cardiopulmonary team will teach you how to control your symptoms and your risk factors, so you can navigate this challenging disease. We will help you achieve a good quality of life and reduce risks of developing related conditions such as the flu.

The early warning signs of COPD include:

  • Persistent cough, which may produce clear, white, yellow or green mucus
  • Occasional shortness of breath

As the disease progresses, you may begin to notice:

  • Chest pain
  • Wheezing
  • Needing to clear your throat of excess mucus first thing in the morning
  • Increased shortness of breath, which increases with your level of exertion

What to expect at our cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs

Every patient in our program is evaluated and receives an individualized treatment plan based on his or her unique needs. All rehabilitation sessions are closely supervised in a safe environment with the latest therapeutic equipment and led by our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists.

In our cardiac rehab program, you would wear cardiac monitors throughout your exercise sessions while our specialists carefully monitor your blood pressure and heart rate.

In the pulmonary rehab program, your oxygen levels are monitored during your sessions. Equally important is the emphasis placed on health education so recovery can continue at home.

You must be referred to the program by a physician. Our staff works closely with referring and consulting physicians and provides regular progress reports to ensure continuity of care.

Conveniently located in the Medical Office Building across the street from the main hospital at 131 S. Citrus Ave., most patients visit the rehabilitation facility up to three times a week.

The cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program services are covered by most private insurance plans and Medicare, depending on the diagnosis.