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Norwalk Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Certified by National Association

By Norwalk Hospital


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Norwalk, CT - Norwalk Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The Norwalk Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g. heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, etc.) and pulmonary problems (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD, respiratory symptoms, etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

The Norwalk Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program participated in an application process that requires documentation of the program’s practices. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National Certification Committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

About the Norwalk Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
The Norwalk Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program offers comprehensive services to help those who have had heart attack, angioplasty, cardiac surgery, angina, or other cardiac events recover faster and return to healthier lifestyles. The staff, comprised of a nurse and exercise physiologists, works diligently with the program participants to assist them in reducing the risk factors linked to heart disease. In achieving this objective, they collaborate with other members of the cardiac team including cardiologists, a registered dietitian and a social worker. The Norwalk Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program offers supervised exercise, information sharing and mutual support. For information about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Norwalk Hospital call (203) 852-2194.

About AACVPR
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.




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