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Cardiac rehab program certified

Published 12:24 pm, Thursday, December 26, 2013
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Norwalk Hospital has received certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

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 and pulmonary problems 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. The 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. Certification is valid for three years.