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The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation department provides a comprehensive approach to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation utilizing a multidisciplinary team of professionals including registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, certified exercise specialists and registered dieticians under the supervision of our medical directors.
Manager of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab
Ernie Sacco, E.P., M.A.
Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehab
Gerard Frank, MD
Medical Director of Cardiac Rehab
Tamara Horwich, MD
Typical medical diagnoses for the pulmonary program include:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
Typical surgical procedures that might necessitate rehab would be following lung transplantation and before and after lung volume reduction surgery.
Diagnoses for the cardiac program could include:
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Stable angina
- Following coronary bypass
- Heart valve or heart transplant surgery
- After angioplasty and/or stenting
JAMA Cardiol. Published online Oct 10, 2018.
Learn why you should participate in cardiac rehabilitation in this concise and informative article written by UCLA Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Medical Director, Dr. Tamara B. Horwich, MD, MS and UCLA Health Clinical Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, MD.
The intensive programs include exercise and education that is individualized for each patient. These programs are covered by most private insurances, HMOs and Medicare. This coverage would be verified prior to beginning the program. Physician referral is required.
A follow-up program of medically supervised maintenance exercise is also available. This is a self-pay program.
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