Resources for Patients

Pulmonary Rehabilitation


The primary goal of pulmonary rehabilitation is to help patients experiencing lung problems feel better and implement lifestyle changes. Click here to find a pulmonary rehabilitation program near you by searching the AACVPR Program Directory. Typical pulmonary rehabilitation programs include:

  • Monitored and supervised exercises
  • Education about your pulmonary condition, control of symptoms, medications, and oxygen
  • Assistance with smoking cessation
  • Stress reduction and/or management techniques sessions
  • Nutritional guidance

Those who benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation include those with a history of:

  • COPD (Emphysema or chronic bronchitis)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Pre and post lung transplantation
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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General Resources

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Managing Stress and Depression

Smoking Cessation




Diabetes Management and Prevention