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Rehabilitación cardíaca y pulmonar

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Fort Worth

The Carter Rehabilitation Center is a leader in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehab

Our goal at the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program at the Carter Rehabilitation Center in Fort Worth is to help you develop a healthy lifestyle plan. Your heart-healthy plan will include major components of physical activity, education, stress management and nutrition counseling. Monitored physical activity increases the efficiency of your heart and lungs and strengthens your muscles, helping you return to a normal lifestyle.

Located on the campus of Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, the Carter Rehabilitation Center's activity sessions are designed to meet your personal needs, interests and abilities. As an AACVPR-certified program, we are recognized as a cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation leader, offering the most advanced practices available.

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Who should attend cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation in
Fort Worth?
Cardiac Rehab
Individuals diagnosed with a heart condition or who experienced a heart attack, angioplasty or open-heart surgery should consider participating in cardiac rehabilitation here in Fort Worth.
Pulmonary Rehab
Individuals diagnosed with a respiratory illness that affects their daily activities should consider participating in pulmonary rehabilitation in Fort Worth.
S.E.T. for Peripheral artery disease
Individuals in and around Fort Worth with peripheral artery disease (PAD) are eligible to receive supervised exercise therapy (SET) if diagnosed with PAD caused by arterial insufficiency and if classic intermittent claudication (IC) is present. Exercise training helps slow the decline in the ability to function and move through daily activities.

Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation benefits


Based on your personal goals, the benefits received from cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation may vary


Benefits may include:

  • Strengthening and conditioning of your heart and lungs
  • Controlling your weight and lowering your total cholesterol levels
  • Understanding your medications; the signs and symptoms of heart and lung disease; and when to seek medical attention
  • Reducing your symptoms and chances of experiencing another cardiac event or lung disease
  • An earlier return to work and daily activities
  • Developing coping and stress-reduction skills, as well as relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Increase in your self-confidence
  • Laying the groundwork for the development of a healthier lifestyle
  • Emotional support for you and your family

S.E.T. for PAD benefits may include:

  • Clinical studies indicate this therapy can assist with improving functional capacity
  • Over time, therapy can decrease painful symptoms and increase leg strength
  • Reduce additional risks associated with PAD

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Participants typically spend six to 12 weeks in cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation, attending three sessions per week. The length of your program depends on your goals, the progress of your recovery and or your physician's recommendation.

During the cardiac rehabilitation activity sessions, the program team will monitor you with an electrocardiograph (ECG) telemetry system that informs them of how you and your heart are reacting and adapting to activity. You'll also learn how to take your pulse, determine your exercise intensity and exercise at a level that allows you to receive maximum benefits.

For pulmonary rehabilitation activity sessions, the team monitors any shortness of breath you experience while exercising. They use a small, noninvasive fingertip pulse oximeter to observe your blood's oxygen level and monitor your heart rate. If you rely on oxygen therapy, you'll have ready access to oxygen should you need it. Like cardiac rehabilitation, you'll also learn to regulate your exercise intensity to support and improve your health.

During SET for PAD sessions, patients are encouraged to complete three exercise sessions per week supervised by an interdisciplinary team of nurses, exercise physiologist and dietitian. Patients are encouraged to reach a pain tolerance level and improve upon it at each session to build strength and exercise tolerance. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recognize this therapy when referred by a physician, and most insurance plans cover the treatment with pre-authorization.

A physical therapist helps a patient use a strengthening machine in the cardiac rehab center
  • Your rehabilitation team

    The cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation team draws from a wide array of healthcare professionals, which may include registered nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory therapists, registered dietitians and physicians. Your physicians are provided with information about your recovery and progress from the rehab team.

    The most important member of the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation team is you. As a team member, you are encouraged to follow your treatment plan, ask questions and report any symptoms or problems you may be experiencing.



Contact our cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program by calling 817.922.1702, Option 2.


Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth
Carter Rehabilitation and Fitness Center
1400 Eighth Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 75246


From Rosedale, turn onto 8th Avenue, then turn right on Mistletoe heading West. After passing the Emergency Department on the left-hand side, there will be a large sign with Carter Rehabilitation and Fitness Center on the bottom. Turn left and drive up the hill to where the Center is located. Parking is directly in front or on the west side of the building.

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