Baton Rouge General Receives Cardiac Rehab Certification

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced today that its Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). BRG is the only hospital in Baton Rouge with an AACVPR-certified cardiac rehab program, recognized as a leader in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation with the most advanced practices available.

“We’ve seen the effects COVID-19 has on patients with underlying conditions like heart disease,” said Dr. Lance LaMotte, BRG Cardiac Rehab Medical Director. “That’s why a program like this is so important. Cardiac rehab helps patients decrease their chances of heart attack or re-hospitalization with a customized plan designed for each patient’s unique circumstances.”

Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs help people recover from a heart attack, bypass surgery or heart disease faster, improving their quality of life. The BRG program includes tailored exercise routines, a healthy eating plan, emotional support, and highly skilled therapists who continuously monitor participants.

AACVPR Program Certification requires extensive documentation of a program’s practices, and is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. Programs are certified for a three-year period.

For more information on BRG’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, click here or call (225) 763-4452.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.


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