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Cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive program of exercise, education and support that can help you make important lifestyle changes, improve your quality of life, and help you and your family learn to live without worry about your cardiac disease.

When choosing a program you should first ask: Does the program have a medical director? Program staff can include registered nurses, registered clinical exercise physiologists, registered physical therapists, and other exercise staff. Health professionals with advanced training in emergency cardiovascular care should be present at all times. In addition to providing you with additional safety should you encounter problems, these professionals will help you develop the confidence in your own abilities. The program you select should be certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation(AACVPR). At least one staff member should be a memeber of the AACVPR and the CT Society for Cardiac Rehabilitation.

What kind of facilities are provided for exercise? Look for a program with stationary bicycles, treadmills, or various other cardiovascular training equipment including resistance equipment such as weights and elastic bands. Elaborate physical conditioning equipment beyond these three essentials is not necessary and is not as important as the knowledge and training of the program staff. The facility may be located in the hospital or at an offsite facility.

How is the program tailored for your needs? Beware of programs that have "one-size-fits-all" exercise program. A program should be designed for your specific needs as determined by your physician's direction and by the program's staff. Your exercise program should be put together by staff with special training in working with heart patients. During your program, your progress should be monitored and recorded.

How is the facility equipped to handle an emergency? The facility should be staffed with trained medical professionals and equipped with emergency equipment such as a defibrillator.

Are patients monitored during exercise? A heart monitoring system is essential for patients during the early phases of their program. As their confidence and ability grows, this monitoring may no longer be required. Once a heart monitoring system is no longer needed (as determined by the program staff), patients should at least have their pulse rate and blood pressure checked periodically during exercise.

Are lifestyle habits other than exercise addressed? Exercise is only one component of rehabilitation. The rehabilitation staff should discuss with you modification of other risk factors, including management of stress, body weight, diet, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking cessation. Exercise alone will not produce the results you are looking to achieve. The staff will also teach you about managing your symptoms and about your medications. Other staff members who may be a part of the cardiac rehabilitation team include registered dieticians, mental health professionals, and pharmacists.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs



Yale New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center Cardiac Rehabilitation - Branford*

84 North Main Street

Phone: (203) 483-3107

Fax: (203) 483-3187

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Bridgeport Hospital Cardiac Rehab

1305 Post Rd. Suite 105

Phone: (203) 256-5896


Fax: (203) 256-5796


St. Vincent’s Medical Center* - Cardiac Rehabilitation

2800 Main Street

Phone: (475) 210-5012

Fax: (475) 210-6148



Danbury Hospital*

24 Hospital Avenue

Phone: (203) 739-7983

Fax: (203) 739-7987

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Farmington Cardiac Rehabilitation

11 South Road, Suite 260

Phone: (860) 696-0080

Fax: (860) 696-0085



Hartford Hospital in Glastonbury*

305 Western Blvd - Suite 104

Phone: (860) 633-9084

Fax: (860) 633-9204



Hartford Hospital*

85 Seymour Street - Suite 607

Phone: (860) 972-2133

Fax: (860) 545-3352

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St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center * - Phase I and II Cardiac Rehab

114 Woodland Street

Phone: (860) 714-4538

Fax: (860) 714-8001


The Fitness Center at Saint Francis* - Phase III/Maintenance Program Cardiac Rehab

95 Woodland Street

Phone: (860) 714-4538



Middlesex Health Cardiac Rehabilitation*

534 Saybrook Road, 2nd Floor

Phone: (860) 358-2450

Fax: (860) 358-2451



New Haven

Yale New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center Cardiac Rehabilitation - New Haven*

175 Sherman Avenue

Phone: (203) 789-4158

Fax: (203) 789-4081

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New London

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital*

365 Montauk Avenue

Phone: (860) 442-0711, Ext 2582

Fax: (860) 444-3740



Backus Hospital

326 Washington Street

Phone: (860) 823-6336

Fax: (860) 823-6526

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial*

81 Meriden Avenue

Phone: (860) 276-5304

Fax: (860) 276-5344

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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital*

780 Litchfield Street

Phone: (860) 496-9512

Fax: (860) 496-9959

Satellite: Winsted Health Center



St. Mary’s Hospital

56 Franklin Street

Phone: (203) 709-6202

Fax: (203) 709-5121


Waterbury Hospital - Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

64 Robbins Street

Phone: (203) 573-7118

Fax: (203) 573-6733



*Windham Hospital - Healing Hearts Phase 2 & Phase 3 Maintenance Program

112 Mansfield Ave.

Phone: (860) 456-6103

Fax: (860) 456-6077

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Bristol Hospital* - Bernie Guida Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Center

43 Brewster Road

Phone: (860) 585-3580

Fax: (860) 585-3463



Griffin Hospital - Hewitt Pavilion Outpatient Center*

350 Seymour Avenue

Phone: (203) 732-7106

Fax: (203) 732-1418

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Johnson Memorial Hospital* - Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

15 Palomba Drive Suite 4

Phone: (860) 763-7683

Fax: (860) 253-9905


Bridgeport Hospital

1305 Post Road - Suite 105

Phone: (203) 256-5896

Fax: (203) 256-5796



Greenwich Hospital - Center for Healthy Living

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation*

500 West Putnam Ave. 3rd floor

Phone: (203) 863-3756


Fax: (203) 863-4590

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Manchester Memorial Hospital - Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation*

71 Haynes Street

Phone: (860) 646-1222, Ext 2166

Fax: (860) 533-2933

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MidState Medical Center*

435 Lewis Avenue

Phone: (203) 694-8541

Fax: (203) 694-7606

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New Britain

The Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain Campus*

100 Grand Street

Phone: (860) 224-5462

Fax: (860) 224-5815

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New Milford

New Milford Hospital

21 Elm Street

Phone: (860) 210-5328


Fax: (860) 210-5329

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Norwalk Hospital* - Cardiac Rehab

24 Stevens Street

Phone: (203) 852-2194

Fax: (203) 855-3653



Day Kimball Hospital

320 Pomfret St.

Phone: (860) 963-6315

Fax: (860) 963-6454



Sharon Hospital Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation

50 Hospital Hill Road

Phone: (860) 364-4221

Fax: (860) 364-4299



Stamford Health System*

32 Strawberry Hill Court, 2nd Floor

Phone: (203) 276-2183

Fax: (203) 276-2193




Rockville General Hospital* - Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab

31 Union Street

Phone: (860) 872-5171

Fax: (860) 872-5125

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West Hartford

Mandell Jewish Community Center - Phase III/Maintenance Program Cardiac Rehab

335 Bloomfield Avenue

Phone: (860) 714-4538



Charlotte Hungerford Hospital at Winsted Health Center*

115 Spencer Street

Phone: (860) 738-6660

Fax: (860) 738-6692



* Denotes current cardiac rehabilitation program certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).  Program certification status is based on information obtained from the AACVPR website (  Program re-certification is required every 3 years.