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Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

From pediatrics to adults – our team of cardiac and pulmonary professionals at RWJBarnabas Health work alongside your physicians to provide exceptional rehabilitation services to help you improve your quality of life following illness, injury, or a medical procedure.

Once you receive a physician’s orders to start our cardiac or pulmonary rehab programs, we will tailor your care for effective recovery. Our trusted team of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation clinicians will boost your daily functioning using step-by-step activities to help with your healing.

We feature:

  • Multiple facilities accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR) and The Joint Commission (TJC)
  • All major insurances accepted, including charity care. We are also affiliated with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield OMNIA Health Plan Tier-1 designated sites
  • 9 cardiac-focused outpatient centers throughout New Jersey
  • 3 Central New Jersey cardiac-focused outpatient centers
  • We partner with Children’s Specialized Hospital outpatient centers in 13 locations throughout New Jersey
    • 4 children’s outpatient centers specific to heart issues
    • Exclusive children’s pulmonary care at 5 sites
  • Additional support for lung and heart transplant candidates
  • State-of-the-art neuropathy and cardiac program
  • Curb-to-curb transportation services at our Rahway facility

We specialize in:

  • Improving lung function by pulmonary exercise
  • Increasing exercise tolerance and the ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Increasing your understanding of cardiac and lung disorders
  • Education about lifestyle changes and disease management relating to lung and heart diseases
  • Teaching the proper uses of medications to help manage your health

Our rehab programs are designed to:

  • Boost knowledge
  • Educate about disease management
  • Improve quality of life
  • Increase functional capacity
  • Offer nutrition and diet advice
  • Provide a structured exercise program
  • Provide emotional support

Some conditions and procedures that a rehabilitation program can help:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
  • Coronary stent placement
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart failure stages II-IV
  • Heart transplant
  • Lung transplant
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Stable angina
  • Valve repair or replacement surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Device placement
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    1 Clara Maass Drive
    Belleville, NJ 07109 (855) 571-2600
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    1 Clara Maass Drive
    Belleville, NJ 07109
    (855) 571-2600
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    99 Highway 37 West
    Toms River, NJ 08755 (855) 571-2600
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    99 Highway 37 West
    Toms River, NJ 08755
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    300 Second Avenue
    Long Branch, NJ 07740 (855) 571-2600
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    300 Second Avenue
    Long Branch, NJ 07740
    (855) 571-2600
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    600 River Avenue
    Lakewood, NJ 08701 (855) 571-2600
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    600 River Avenue
    Lakewood, NJ 08701
    (855) 571-2600
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    201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
    Newark, NJ 07112 (855) 571-2600
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    201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
    Newark, NJ 07112
    (855) 571-2600
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    1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (855) 571-2600
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    1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (855) 571-2600
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    1 Hamilton Health Place
    Hamilton, NJ 08690 (855) 571-2600
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    1 Hamilton Health Place
    Hamilton, NJ 08690
    (855) 571-2600
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    865 Stone Street
    Rahway, NJ 07065 (855) 571-2600
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    RWJ University Hospital Rahway
    865 Stone Street
    Rahway, NJ 07065
    (855) 571-2600
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    110 Rehill Avenue
    Somerville, NJ 08876 (855) 571-2600
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    110 Rehill Avenue
    Somerville, NJ 08876
    (855) 571-2600
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    94 Old Short Hills Road
    Livingston, NJ 07039 (855) 571-2600
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    94 Old Short Hills Road
    Livingston, NJ 07039
    (855) 571-2600
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    593 Cranbury Road
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (855) 571-2600
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    593 Cranbury Road
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816
    (855) 571-2600
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    4 Ethel Road
    Suite 406B
    Edison, NJ 08817 (855) 571-2600
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    4 Ethel Road
    Suite 406B
    Edison, NJ 08817
    (855) 571-2600
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    18 Centre Drive
    Suite 107
    Monroe, NJ 08831 (855) 571-2600
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    18 Centre Drive
    Suite 107
    Monroe, NJ 08831
    (855) 571-2600
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    Anita

    Seventy-year-old Anita Swallick, a part-time school bus driver from Perth Amboy, has lived with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for two decades. Last year, she entered the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway on the advice of pulmonologist Vijaya Tirunahari, MD. “Ms. Swallick’s exercise tolerance has improved, thanks to Pulmonary Rehab,” Dr. Tirunahari says. “It’s given her the independence she needed to walk further without getting short of breath. I’ll be referring other patients to the program.” For Ms. Swallick, climbing the stairs from ...
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Patient Stories

  • "Before my heart attack, I couldn't walk very far. Now, after the procedures and through the cardiac rehabilitation program, I can walk a pretty good distance."

  • "I consulted with a number of doctors, cardiologists included, and they told me that Monmouth South was the place I wanted to be. They knew I was going to get excellent care here.”

  • “I was petrified of climbing stairs,” she says. “Now, I’m more confident."