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The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano's Pulmonary Rehabilitation program features a multidisciplinary team that consists of respiratory therapists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, and specially trained nurses. Our coordinated exercise and education program is designed to help you learn effective breathing techniques and breathing management if you have chronic breathing problems or after you have had lung surgery.​

Pulmonary Rehabilitation may be appropriate if you have:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Chronic asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Pulmonary rehabilitation may also be recommended before and after lung surgery to help guests prepare and recover from the surgery.

Pulmonary rehabilitation provides education about your lung condition, exercise training, management techniques for your lung condition, techniques for conserving energy, breathing strategies, and counseling or group support. Each program is individualized to your specific needs and depends on your unique diagnosis and the results of your pulmonary function test.

A typical pulmonary rehabilitation programs last eight to 10 weeks. The goal of pulmonary rehabilitation is to help you manage your lung condition or recover from surgery by teaching you how to be more active and function in daily life without experiencing shortness of breath, helping you improve your overall quality of life, and instilling in you the confidence to be able do what you need to do.

To learn more about The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs, call 469.814.3550.

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