Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Sparrow Eaton Hospital's Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation services offer individualized programs to help patients with heart or lung conditions regain and maintain stronger cardio/pulmonary function. The rehab unit works with patients and their physicians to improve respiratory and cardiovascular health through education, exercise and self-awareness.

Cardiac rehabilitation could offer benefits if you have experienced or been diagnosed with any of the following problems:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Angina
  • Heart attack
  • Dysrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Cardiovascular surgery – bypass or open heart
  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Valvular or cardiac transplant
  • Congestive heart failure

Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation

Sparrow Eaton Hospital was recently designated as a provider of Pritikin-certified intensive cardiac rehabilitation. It is one of only two hospitals in Michigan to achieve the certification. Pritikin is an evidence-based program that provides an opportunity to improve patient recovery and reduce readmission rates following a qualifying cardiac event, such as a heart attack, angioplasty, valve surgery, stent, coronary artery bypass grafting or heart transplant. For more information, visit our Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation service

Pulmonary rehabilitation could offer benefits if you have experienced or been diagnosed with any of the following problems:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Post-lung transplant
  • Chronic respiratory failure

Talk to a family physician or specialist about referral to Sparrow Eaton Hospital's Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. During rehabilitation, patients can expect quality, personalized care, including:

  • An individualized exercise program based on medical history and physician recommendations
  • Exercise that gradually increases in length and intensity
  • Continuous cardiac and blood pressure monitoring
  • Documented oximetry spot checks
  • Progress reports sent to the referring physician

Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation must be prescribed by a physician. To discuss the opportunity for rehabilitation, you can bring your provider a prescription form to talk about your options.

For more information, call 517-543-1050, ext. 52469.