Our cardiovascular system includes: heart, lungs, veins and arteries. This systems helps to transport oxygen, carbon dioxide, hormones, nutrients and blood cells around in our body. Some people will reference this as our circulatory system.
The primary job of our cardiovascular system is to transport blood throughout our body. The cardiovascular system also protects the body by transporting white blood cells and regulates our body systems to maintain its balance.
Cardiovascular systems deficits are probably the most common diagnoses that you have heard. Congestive heart failure (CHF), atrial fibrillation (AFib), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart attacks, etc. These areas require special care for rehabilitation. The For Life Therapy staff has extensive training is appropriately challenging and rehabilitating a patient with these diagnoses. We follow guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association in order to improve the cardiovascular health along with our knowledge and training of cardiovascular specific diagnoses.