Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Services

Van Buren County Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Department assists patients in the recovery from heart and lung conditions or procedures.

Van Buren County Hospital employee with exercise equipment.

The department staff includes both registered respiratory care practitioners & registered nurses. There are three pulmonary disease educators and two who are pulmonary rehab certified.

Cardiac Rehab:

This service is for those who have had:

  • a heart attack
  • coronary bypass surgery
  • a stent placement
  • valve repair/replacement
  • heart transplant
  • stable angina

Pulmonary Rehab:

This service is for those who have had:

  • moderate-severe chronic pulmonary disease which significantly impairs the patient's level of functioning
  • impaired lung function due to COVID-19
  • had a lung transplant

Rehab Benefits Include:

  • increasing strength
  • improved endurance
  • reduced hospitalizations
  • increased range of motion
  • reduced respiratory symptoms
  • increased activity tolerance
  • enhanced ability to perform daily living activities
  • reduced anxiety and depression

Education Classes Include:

  • disease education
  • nutritional counseling
  • weight management
  • home exercise program
  • stress management
  • tobacco cessation

Exercise Equipment Available:

  • 3 treadmills
  • 2 recumbent stationary bikes
  • 2 NuStep T5
  • 1 SciFit StepOne
  • arm ergometer & other equipment in open gym area



Van Buren County Hospital Therapy and Performance building.

Cardiopulmonary has moved to the Therapy and Performance Center, located in the old Village Terrace at the south end of the hospital.


Monday - Wednesday - Friday

7:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Hours are subject to change based on patient need

Contact us: 319-293-8723

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