Cardiopulmonary Services

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program

older woman leaning on exercise bikeCardiopulmonary health can greatly affect your quality of life, especially if you are dealing with a heart condition or lung disease. Our cardiopulmonary doctors, specialists, and exercise physiologists will help ensure you’re on a strong, healthy path that fits your diagnosis. Our rehab services are located at:

UNC Health Blue Ridge - Morganton
2209 S. Sterling St., Suite 602

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation helps improve the cardiovascular health of individuals people with heart conditions and those who have experienced a cardiac event, such as a heart attack. We work with your doctor to develop a personalized plan for you and your family, providing strategies to make lifestyle changes and decrease your risk for future heart events.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at UNC Health Blue Ridge

Our cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to help you regain or maintain your well-being through a healthy lifestyle and cardiac rehab exercises.

  • Length: 12 weeks
  • Frequency: 3 times per week
  • Format: One-on-one and small group
  • Focus: Healthy diet, aerobic activity, stretching and strength training

Participants in our cardiac rehabilitation program attend exercise and education classes supervised and directed by an exercise specialist and registered nurse. We monitor your heart’s rhythm, blood pressure and heart rate during exercise. Our professionals are trained in cardiac and emergency patient care so you can feel safe.

Every exercise session will help you grow stronger and increase your physical fitness. We use aerobic exercises, stretches and weight training to make that possible. But physical fitness is only part of the program at our cardiac rehabilitation center. We also want to provide you with the tools you need to live a healthy lifestyle overall, which may mean making positive dietary changes, losing weight, quitting smoking, and better managing your stress.

Our team of cardiac rehabilitation specialists has the resources and expertise you need to embark on your next chapter. Contact us today at 828-580-7528 to learn more about our program and how we can help you live a stronger, more enjoyable life after a heart event.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation helps patients meet the challenges associated with chronic lung diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and others. The benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation and preventive care for those with lung disease include a more enjoyable lifestyle, a longer lifespan, and a reduced need for hospitalization.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at UNC Health Blue Ridge

Our pulmonary rehabilitation program is never one-size-fits-all. Instead, we provide pulmonary therapy, lung rehabilitation exercises, and pulmonary services that are customized to the condition you are dealing with. Our program includes:

  • Nutrition and dietary counseling
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation exercises
  • Breath therapy and help from respiratory experts
  • Mental and emotional health support

Participants in the program develop personal treatment plans and learn more about the disease process. We will show you how changes in diet, exercise, and smoking habits can decrease the impact of the disease and improve quality of life.

During rehabilitation, you receive supervised exercise training, health education and breathing instruction, as well as nutritional counseling and emotional support from respiratory therapists, nutritionists, and other professionals. In addition to providing instruction and counseling, we develop specific guidelines for physical activity and monitor your vital signs, symptoms, and exercise response.

Designed to support individuals and families dealing with chronic lung diseases, our pulmonary rehabilitation center offers holistic programs designed to improve your entire life, regardless of the lung condition you are dealing with. Contact us at 828-580-7528 for more information on our pulmonary rehab locations and how we can help you handle a chronic lung disease.


Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
2209 S. Sterling St., Suite 602
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone Number: 828-580-7528