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Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation

Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation

Our highly trained cardiac, pulmonary and vascular rehabilitation team is dedicated and committed to providing quality care. Our comprehensive outpatient programs focus on improving fitness and risk factor modification to improve quality of life and reduce the risk of a future event. 

Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation

1010 Beverly Dr.
Rockledge FL, 32955
321-637-2052
doctor with patient

Cardiac Rehabilitation is an outpatient program for individuals diagnosed with heart diseases such as heart attack, angioplasty or coronary stents, heart valve surgery or heart bypass surgery. It is a structured, supervised, cardiac monitored exercise program, which focuses on improving fitness and includes personalized education and diet instruction. This assists clients in reducing and controlling their cardiac risk factors, which reduces the chance of a future cardiac event.

Program Description

• Improved strength and fitness
• Increased energy level
• Increased ability to cope with stress
• Emotional support
• Improved quality of life after a cardiac event
• Increased confidence and discipline to maintain a regular exercise program
• Improved survival rate
• Increased understanding of heart disease
 

Referral Process

  • If a person with heart disease wishes to participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program, they will need a referral from their doctor. Medicare and most insurance plans cover cardiac rehabilitation at varying levels of coverage. If you are interested in participating, discuss it with your doctor.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a  comprehensive, multi-disciplinary outpatient program designed to improve quality of life and optimal lung health.

Program Description

• Improve physical capabilities through aerobic exercises and strength training.
• Enhance the participant’s activities of daily living (ADL) and occupational goals.
• Education provided on varying topics.
• To assist the participant in reducing the cost of health care through primary and secondary prevention.
 
Referral Process
 
• Physician order (PCP or specialist)
• Six minute walk test
• Recent pulmonary function test

Vascular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive outpatient program for those who have difficulty walking because of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) or circulatory problems in the legs.

Program Description

• Improve walking distance (endurance) in patients with intermittent claudication
• Improve quality of life
• Increase muscular endurance and strength
• Reduce the risk of PAD progression, thereby reducing cardiovascular risk factors
• Reduce the chance of hospitalization.
 
Referral Process
 
• Physician order (PCP or specialist)
• Six-minute walk test

Our Team

Joseph Asch, MD

Internal Medicine,
Cardiology

Ram Balasubramanian, MD

Cardiology,
Interventional Cardiology

Lewis Bean, MD

Cardiology,
Interventional Cardiology

Hany Guirgis, MD

Internal Medicine,
Cardiology

Donald Messersmith, MD
Donald Messersmith, MD

Cardiology

Behzad Nasehi Oskouei, MD

Cardiology,
Interventional Cardiology

Ravindran Palaniyandi, MD

Internal Medicine,
Cardiology

Srinivas Prasad, MD
Srinivas Prasad, MD

Cardiology

Jose Rivera-Jimenez, MD
Jose Rivera-Jimenez, MD

Cardiology

Ravi Rao, MD

Cardiology,
Interventional Cardiology

Norberto Schechtmann, MD
Norberto Schechtmann, MD

Cardiology,
Interventional Cardiology

Shahbaaz Shaikh, MD
Shahbaaz Shaikh, MD

Cardiology

Porur Somasundaram, MD
Porur Somasundaram, MD

Cardiology

Stephen Watts, MD
Stephen Watts, MD

Cardiology

James Zavitsanos, MD
James Zavitsanos, MD

Cardiology

Amit Sharma, MD
Amit Sharma, MD

Cardiology

Donna Hedberg, NP

Cardiology

Richard Bernard Jr., NP

Cardiology

Subroto Acharjee, MD
Subroto Acharjee, MD

Cardiology,
Interventional Cardiology

Annie Robbins, NP

Cardiology

Danielle McDonough, NP

Cardiology

Shi Lynne Bernard, NP

Cardiology,
Interventional Cardiology

Kimberly Pretlow, NP

Cardiology,
Interventional Cardiology

Jessica Deleo, NP

Cardiology