Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation, Maintenance and Prevention Programs

Changes Due to COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

Safety is our top priority.

Your safety and well-being are of paramount importance to us. To help keep you safe, we are temporarily curtailing the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Program at all three facilities: Newport Hospital, The Miriam, and East Greenwich. We’re doing this to ensure we are following the guidelines for social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

As of March 31, we will transition you to an individualized home exercise and education program, which you should maintain until we can safely begin the program together again. Please call with any questions. 

About the Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation, Maintenance and Prevention Programs

Perhaps you are recovering from open heart surgery, a heart attack or stent implantation, or a heart or lung transplant. Maybe you’re suffering from pulmonary disease or want to prevent heart disease. Pain in your calves or thighs after you walk even short distances may be limiting your everyday activities.

If so, our cardiac, pulmonary and vascular rehabilitation programs can help you lead a healthier, more comfortable life.

The Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute provides rehabilitation services at the Center for Cardiac Fitness on Collyer Street in Providence, the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center at Newport Hospital, and the Lifespan Ambulatory Care Center in East Greenwich.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Our goal is to provide the optimal balance of exercise, nutrition information, stress management, education, and individual support services that will help you adopt heart-healthy habits that will benefit you daily.

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Vascular Rehabilitation Program

If you experience pain in your calves or thighs after walking short distances, you may have lower extremity vascular disease and will benefit from a rehabilitation program.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The pulmonary rehabilitation program offers evaluation, therapy and education for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other restrictive lung diseases or conditions.

A new offering at the East Greenwich Center is the Dean Ornish Intensive Cardiac Rehab Program, the only lifestyle medicine program proven in randomized controlled clinical trials to reverse coronary heart disease and the only program of its kind offered in New England.

The Center for Cardiac Fitness is one of only two centers in the state that are accredited for cardiac rehabilitation by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the pulmonary rehabilitation program is the only one in Rhode Island accredited by that organization.

Our programs are personalized to provide the ideal balance of exercise, nutrition, stress management, education and support services. They are both stimulating and practical, giving you the knowledge and inspiration to permanently adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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Research and Clinical Trials at LCVI

Research is currently being conducted to learn more about cardiovascular disease and how it affects our patients. 

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