Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab Unit:

What Is Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (or Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation) is a supervised exercise program that involves education, nutritional counseling, stress management, smoking cessation and other lifestyle changes designed to prevent or reverse the progression of cardiac and pulmonary diseases. BCR Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab team consists of highly trained and skilled professionals who work for you.

Goals of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation include establishing an individualized plan to recondition your heart and lungs, to help you regain strength, prevent your condition from worsening, reduce your risk of future heart or lung problems and improve your functional capacity, health and quality of life.

Who Qualifies for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Patients with the following cardiac conditions diagnosed within the last 12 months qualify:

  • Cardiac stent or angioplasty
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Heart attack
  • Heart valve replacement
  • Post heart transplant
  • Stable angina-pectoris

What Are the Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation?

  • Better ability to exercise longer
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Decreased severity of chest pain and decreased need for medicines to control chest pain
  • Faster recovery after bypass surgery
  • Improved cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Improved health-related quality of life
  • Lower chance of having another cardiac event
  • Lower risk of a fatal heart attack
  • Reduced emotional stress, depression and anxiety
  • Reduced need for hospital stays and emergency department visits for heart problems
  • Reduced shortness of breath and fatigue in people with heart failure
  • Significant weight loss when exercise is combined with other changes in lifestyle, such as eating a balanced diet

Who Qualifies for Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Any person with a chronic lung disease might benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation. Examples of lung conditions include:

Obstructive Diseases:
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Persistent asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchiolitis obliterans
Restrictive Diseases:
  • Interstitial fibrosis
  • Occupational or environmental lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Kyphoscoliosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis

Other conditions may include pulmonary hypertension and post lung transplant.

What Are the Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

  • Fewer symptoms, like being short of breath, coughing and wheezing
  • Improved ability to exercise
  • Improved health-related quality of life
  • Reduced risks of future lung problems and related hospital admissions
Bangladesh Center for Rehabilitation (BCR)

234 / C (First Floor), Kantaban Bus Stand, Dhaka-1205.

Phone : +880 1958-060770 +880 1958-060777
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