Riverside's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by AACVPR

Riverside’s cardiovascular rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation programs have earned certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This double-certification recognizes Riverside’s commitment to improving the quality of life and enhancing standards of care for recovering heart and pulmonary patients in the community. 

Riverside’s cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular events or conditions (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary conditions (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms) recover faster and live healthier lives. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

Riverside’s cardiovascular rehabilitation team is led by Dr. Nha Huynh, a cardiologist at Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute. The pulmonary rehabilitation team is led by Dr. Roselle Almeida, a pulmonologist at Riverside Pulmonology Specialists.


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Dr. Roselle Almeida
Dr. Nha Huynh

‚ÄúThis accreditation is a reflection of our team’s dedication to providing the best care to our patients,” said Dr. Huynh.

“The guidelines developed by the AACVPR standardize practices and help us to improve our patients’ health, leading to better outcomes,” added Dr. Almeida.

The AACVPR certification is a peer-reviewed accreditation process that requires extensive documentation of each program’s practices. Programs certified by the AACVPR are leaders in the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialty by offering the most advanced practices and proven records of high quality patient care. The AACVPR certification for both programs is valid for three years.

To learn more about Riverside’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation services, visit riversidehealthcare.org