Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

REHAB’s Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs are the only AACVPR-certified programs in Hawaii. Both programs combine education and exercise to help patients return to a healthier and active lifestyle.

Educational sessions could include:

  • Proper breathing techniques
  • The role of medications
  • Energy conservation
  • Proper nutrition
  • Stress management
  • Infection control
  • Oxygen management

Patient drinking from a cup during a pulmonary test

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Important for anyone who has suffered from a heart condition.

Who Qualifies?

We assist those who have had:

  • A recent heart attack
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting surgery (CABG)
  • Valve surgery
  • Balloon angioplasty/coronary stenting
  • A hHeart transplant
  • Heart failure
  • Angina or chest pain
  • Other diagnoses may also be covered


  • Increased strength and endurance
  • Decrease in symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath
  • Improved knowledge of heart
  • Healthy behaviors
  • Improved nutrition
  • Improved ability to perform such daily activities as bathing, cleaning and cooking
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved cardiac health and function
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking cessation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

A six-week comprehensive care course for individuals with pulmonary disease.  

Who Qualifies?

Those diagnosed with a form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, fibrosis, as well as those who:

  • Experience shortness of breath that compromises their lifestyle
  • Want to learn more about their disease
  • Want to learn techniques to improve their breathing
  • Want to attain the highest level of independent function
  • Want to build strength and endurance


  • Control and alleviate symptoms
  • Decrease number of hospitalizations
  • Reduce shortness of breath
  • Increase tolerance to endurance and strength exercises
  • Decrease anxiety and depression commonly associated with pulmonary disease

Our Care Team

Patients work with our team of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation experts — including a Registered Nurse, exercise physiologists and respiratory therapists — to improve their heart and lung health through diet and exercise.  

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Support Group

Date: Quarterly (contact cardiopulmonary team for dates, times and topics
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; Wo4 Conference Room; 226 North Kuakini Street; Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Contact: CardioPulmonary REHAB Team by email ( or phone: (808) 566-3586