Featuring the Joseph A. and Anna Marie Petrin Cardiopulmonary Gymnasium
Southern Maine Medical Center’s newly constructed Cardiopulmonary Wellness Center features state-of-the-art fitness equipment in a bright, spacious environment. It’s the perfect setting for you and our specially trained team of physicians, nurses and exercise physiologists to work together to develop and implement a plan tailored to your individual goals. Our medically supervised programs give you peace of mind and the extra personal attention you won’t find in your neighborhood gym. And it’s fun! State-of-the-art Equipment:
Exercise, education, and support designed to guide you through the recovery process. As you recover from your heart event, you may qualify to participate in the Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation program held at our Cardiopulmonary Wellness Center. You may have had a heart attack, a coronary angioplasty, had heart surgery or even managed with medications. While participating in our program, you will learn about the heart's function, heart disease, and the role of diet and exercise in adopting a heart healthy lifestyle. You'll confidently increase your activity in a safe, monitored environment, where you receive ongoing support and guidance from our qualified staff. If you’ve recently had any of the following diagnoses or surgeries, you may qualify for participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation at SMMC:
A registered nurse and clinical exercise physiologist hold supervised exercise sessions several times a week with classes held at various times throughout the day. A program will be developed for you and your specific needs. Each session includes:
The benefits of exercise are significant and include:
SMMC’s Phase II program includes a complete educational series on topics such as:
Spouses, family members, or significant others are welcome and are encouraged to attend these free discussion groups.
How do I get started?
The earlier you take charge of your health, the sooner you can see improvements in your daily life. Many insurance programs cover Cardiac Rehabilitation for specific conditions with a referral from your physician. Please talk to your doctor or call the SMMC Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Team at (207) 283-7773 to find out how you can join us!
SMMC's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation - AACVPR.