Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Programs of Bridgeport Hospital

Location: 1305 Post Road in Fairfield, CT

 

We offer six exercise classes per day for our outpatient phase 2 and 3 patients on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 4 classes on Tuesday.  We have 23 aerobic machines including NuSteps, treadmills, various bike and rowing machines and use free weights, bands and balls for strength training.  Our exercise classes are one hour in length and consist of 45 minutes of aerobic exercise followed by 15 minutes of instructor led weight training and stretching. We have 36 education topics that we offer for one half hour in between exercise classes. We do not bill for education. We typically treat between 40 – 50 patients per day.  Our phase 2 patients are telemetry monitored for heart rate and rhythm with Cardiac Science monitors and blood pressures a

re taken pre, during and post exercise.  Blood sugars pre and post exercise are obtained from all diabetics. Staff includes registered nurses, registered dietitian, exercise physiologists and a secretary. Our department is responsible for a quarterly newsletter on various cardiac topics and is the liaison for the cardiac support and education volunteer group, Heart Beats, and regularly staffs health fairs and community events. Please call us if you have any further questions.