One out of six Americans will suffer from a serious pulmonary (lung) disease at some time in their lives. Of those afflicted, many people don't realize that there are ways to overcome breathing problems, decrease the fear that accompanies these problems, and increase the quality of their lives. Treatment and therapy can help many breathe easier again. A pulmonary rehabilitation program is offered by the Summa Health Heart, Lung and Vascular Rehab Clinic to do just that – help you or a loved one breathe easier.
Summa Health's program has received the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association for Respiratory care.
Summa Health's pulmonary rehab program was launched in 1987 to treat those with chronic lung diseases like COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis and pre/post lung transplant. It consists of three main components:
Patients who are enrolled in the program work closely with a team of pulmonary rehab specialists, under the medical direction of a board-certified pulmonologist. A patient's progress is monitored daily, and reports are shared with both the patient and his other physicians throughout the duration of the program.