Heart Strides Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Heart disease is America’s #1 killer among men and women. In fact, 50 percent of the U.S. population will develop heart and cardiovascular disease. Pulmonary disease, just behind cardiac conditions in seriousness, is on the rise and can have severe debilitating effects on those who suffer from it. The need for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation treatment is essential to improve a patient’s quality of life and to help prevent future heart or lung recurrences.
Since 1985, The High Point Regional Health System Heart Strides program has been helping patients with cardiac disease. In 1998, a pulmonary component was added to support patients with lung disorders, and the program became Heart Strides Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Today the program helps more than 300 patients per year in High Point, Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
Industry statistics show significant reduction (20-50%) in recurrences and healthcare costs for patients completing cardiac or pulmonary rehab versus those without rehabilitation. Eighty-five percent of Heart Strides participants complete the program, and 40 percent continue into the maintenance phase of the program.
Read more about the Heart Strides program components, expected outcomes and staff.
Learn about our scholarship programs
to assist patients with the cost of the Heart Strides program, which include the:
Warren Rives 5K Run, Walk and Fun Run
—event features and sponsorship opportunities.
For event information, call (336) 878-6293
. For more information about Heart Strides, call The High Point Regional Health System Contact Center at (336) 878-6888