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AACVPR Event Recognizes Rehabilitation’s Key Role in Reducing Effects of Heart Disease

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 19, 2021 – During American Heart Month, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has designated February 14-20 as Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, recognizing rehabilitation’s key role in reducing the effects of heart disease. Residents and care team members at Laurel Brook Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Mount Laurel joined in this year’s “Beating Strong, Living Long” themed event. Pictured (L-R) are Laurel Brook’s Valerie Lowman, director of nursing, and Dr. Michael Horwitz, cardiac program director.

Located at 3718 Church Road, Laurel Brook provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab, memory care, long-term and respite care. The skilled nursing facility’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to meet the healthcare needs of area residents. The specialized program aims to promote independence and quality of life through reducing symptoms and decreasing disability in heart patients, while increasing their participation in physical and social activities.

Founded in 1985, the AACVPR is a multidisciplinary professional association for those in the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation field. Its mission is to reduce morbidity, mortality and disability through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.

Laurel Brook offers a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics – including cardiac rehab – of interest for families of patients and the larger community. The library and more information on Laurel Brook can be found at


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