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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation


Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation team members, from left,  Kay Berry, RN, Program Nurse; Theresa Bramblett, CRT, Respiratory Care Practitioner; Terri Rash, RN, BSN, Program Nurse; and Audrey Hughes, Monitor Tech.

The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at the Regional Medical Center is one of a very few South Carolina programs that is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Offering cardiac and pulmonary programs, both are designed to assist individuals in regaining and maintaining their maximum quality of life through medically-supervised physical conditioning in a supportive environment.

Program Eligibility

The program is open to those who previously experienced heart attacks, cardiac surgery or lung cancer, as well as heart or lung transplant candidates who need rehabilitation therapy in reaching pre-surgery and post surgery requirements. Those who currently suffer from the following conditions are also eligible:  
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary high risk factors
  • Pulmonary conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma or sarcoidosis
  • Occupational/environmental lung disease

Rehabilitation Staff

Each patient team includes a registered nurse, respiratory therapist, dietitian, chaplain, pharmacist and vocational rehabilitation counselor.

Referral to the Program

A physician referral is required.

For More Information

If you have any questions about Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at the Regional Medical Center, call

Cardiac Rehabilitation
803-395-2887
Toll Free in SC: 800-476-3377, ext. 2887

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
803-395-2549
Toll Free in SC: 800-476-3377, ext. 2549

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