Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Services


Cardiopulmonary Services

Cardiopulmonary Services offers services for several medical specialties.

Pulmonary care services include: aerosol therapy, oxygen therapy, mechanical ventilation, chest physiotherapy, emergency resuscitation, arterial blood gases, and pulmonary function testing.

Cardiology services include: ECGs, cardiac stress testing, echocardiograms, stress echos, transesophageal echos, and cardiac event monitoring.

Neurology services include: EEGs and polysomnograph studies.

Cardiopulmonary Services is staffed 24-hours per day and diagnostics are routinely offered Monday through Thursday 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (CLOSED FRIDAYS) 

Cardiac Rehabilitation Services

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at Haywood Regional Medical Center are designed to help participants learn to modify and control risk factors and achieve and maintain optimal health through physical exercise and education. This service is offered in our beautiful, 54,000 sq. ft. Health & Fitness Center.

If you have experienced a heart attack, Stent, or open heart surgery, you may be a candidate for Cardiac Rehabilitation. We currently offer phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation for patients with a physician referral.  Diagnosis' that may qualify for our program include:

  • CABG
  • Stent
  • Valve repair/replacement
  • CHF (must meet guidelines)
  • Stable angina (must meet guidelines)

If you have ever been diagnosed with a chronic pulmonary disorder you may be a candidate for pulmonary rehabilitation. We currently offer phase 2 pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with a  physician referral. A few diagnosis that may qualify for our program include:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

More pulmonary conditions do qualify for our program, however, due to the complexity behind the diseases, it would be best if you contact us with your specific information.

Our program is typically 36 session, with patients attending 2-3 sessions a week. This usually takes about 3-4 months. Each class session entails cardiovascular conditioning and either strength training or a educational component. Our classes are held in group format, however, the program is individualized to help patients reach their goals through lifestyle (exercise, behavioral, nutrition) modification. The exercise equipment we have available are: 

  • Nu-Steps
  • Recumbent Bike
  • Sci-Fit
  • Biostep
  • Ellipticals
  • Treadmills
  • Free Weights
  • Resistance Bands
  • Weight Machines
  • Boxing gloves

The educational topics we cover are: 

  • METs/FITT principle
  • Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
  • Pulmonary Pathophysiology
  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medication Compliance
  • Physiology of Blood Pressure
  • Basic EKG knowledge
  • Risk Factors
  • Dangers of Smoking 
  • Minute Interval Training
  • Thermoregulation
  • When to call doctor
  • Medication Delivery Devices
  • Drainage/ Cough Techniques
  • Air Quality
  • Oxygen Usage
  • Etiology of Disease
  • Osteoporosis Precautions
  • Energy Conservation
  • Dining Out
  • Weight Management
  • Label Reading
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Cutting Cholesterol
  • Eating for Pulmonary Health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management/ Relaxation
  • Impact of Disease
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Hardwiring Happiness

Our Program adheres to ACSM and AACVPR current guidelines. If you have any concerns about accommodations, accessibility or orthopedic with any equipment, then please do not hesitate to call. All experiences with the program can be modified to help you reach your goal. 

An Order for an Evaluation from your family physician is the first step in receiving these services.
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For Pulmonary and Respiratory Care Services, Click Here


  • We currently offer classes Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CLOSED FRIDAYS). Our class availability is limited and specific to condition, so please call if you have any questions.
  • Our phone number is 828.452.8062 and our fax number is 828.452.8063


Haywood Regional's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is offered on the 1st floor of the Haywood Health and Fitness Center located at 75 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC 28704. Enter through the front door and turn left at the front desk.