Mission

The Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department provides outpatient services to patients recovering from heart and lung diseases. Our services include supervised exercise sessions, education, and encouragement in meeting the challenges of having heart or lung diseases.

Objectives

Based on scientific studies, you may expect these benefits from participating in the program: Improvement in exercise tolerance,symptoms, blood lipid levels., psychosocial well-being and stress, and mortality, Patients can also expect reduction of number of hospitalizations and number of days hospitalized and reduction in cigarette smoking. We provide treatment options for Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Angina, Angioplasty, Congestive Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplant, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Pulmonary Fibrosis/Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, and Lung Transplant.

About Our Practice

The Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department engages in physician-directed services provided by a team of health professionals including registered nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists, health educators, respiratory and physical therapists. We care for patients with a definitive diagnosis of cardiovascular or pulmonary disease or other cardiac or pulmonary conditions requiring close monitoring of exercise and risk reduction therapy. 

Clinic Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exercise Gym Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Address:
Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Spain Rehabilitation Center R480
1717 6th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35249

Contacting the Program for Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab

For more information, contact Mark Dransfield, MD via phone at  (205) 934-5425 or via email at mdransfield@uabmc.edu. Patients can also contact the UAB Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Program via phone at  (205) 975-5400.