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Hospital's cardiac rehabilitation program certified

[September 12 2012] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut's All Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation Program recently received three-year certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. All Heart participated in the one-month AACVPR application process, which requires extensive documentation of program practices.

The hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation programs include closely supervised exercise, ongoing education, risk factor modification, and counseling for people with heart disease, including angina or heart failure, and those who have had a heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty. For information, call (860) 224-5433.

All Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation was the first cardiac rehabilitation program in Connecticut. It has held AACVPR accreditation since 1999, and was one of the first programs in the state to become accredited.

Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is dedicated to reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.