Heart rehab

UMH offering cardiac rehabilitation program

Uvalde Memorial Hospital’s rehabilitation department and cardiopulmonary department have teamed up to offer cardiac rehabilitation services.

Cardiac rehab is a program that uses exercises provided by the rehab department with a specific focus on the heart.

“When we stop to consider that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, it’s easy to realize why cardiac rehab is an important service to offer this community,” said Felisha Tinker, UMH cardiopulmonary manager.

The exercises are completed with a physical therapist all while having the heart monitored on a telemetry unit that transmits the patient’s heart rate and rhythm to a computer that is being watched by a certified respiratory technician skilled in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).


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