Making Your Cardiac Comeback!
Heart disease impacts patients and
their families, and prompts some of
life’s biggest challenges and lifestyle
changes. Making a cardiac comeback
after heart surgery and coping with
chronic respiratory disease require
individual determination backed by
a supportive team. That’s why The
Outer Banks Hospital has opened a
cardiopulmonary rehab center.
The Outer Banks Hospital partnered
with Cardiologist Dr. Lindsey White to
open the new center. Dr. White owned
and operated Outer Banks Cardiac
Rehab in Kitty Hawk for nearly ten
years. Recently, Dr. White entrusted
The Outer Banks Hospital with
continuing the good work of his center
and growing it to include a strong
pulmonary rehab program.
Outer Banks Hospital Cardiopulmonary
Rehab is located on the second fl oor of
the Medical Offi ce Building behind the
hospital. Physician referral is required
to participate in the state-licensed,
Participating in cardiopulmonary
rehabilitation helps patients regain
their physical strength, cardiovascular
capacity and pulmonary function.
These are important outcomes from
“Cardiac Rehab,” however, one of
the most important outcomes is
overcoming the fear factor that often lingers after a cardiac event. Many
cardiac patients have concerns about
returning to a life that includes all of
the activities that they once enjoyed.
Cardiac rehab helps patients regain
their physical strength as well as their
confidence to return to a full, active
and hopeful life.
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