Cardiovascular Services

Cardiac (Heart) Services

Cardiac stress tests are available at cardiologists' offices and at Manchester Memorial Hospital and Rockville General Hospital. Call for an appointment or more information:

  • Manchester Memorial Hospital Cardiopulmonary Department, 860.646.1222, ext. 2371
  • Rockville General Hospital Cardiopulmonary Department, 860.872.5265

Cardiac Rehabilitation

The goal of Cardiac Rehabilitation is to restore people who have had a heart condition or heart surgery to the highest possible physiological, emotional, social and vocational level. Cardiac Rehabilitation is appropriate for people recovering from the following types of cardiac conditions:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Heart attack
  • Angina
  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Arrhythmia Pacemaker implantation
ECHN's Cardiac Rehabilitation programs combine education and carefully monitored exercise with group interaction and support. All participants are monitored while they exercise with a cardiologist's oversight, so they can feel secure that they are exercising safely without overexertion. At the same time, the camaraderie that develops among participants and with caregivers helps with emotional recovery.

Both Manchester Memorial Hospital and Rockville General Hospital have been awarded Program Certification for their Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Certification recognizes those programs rigorously reviewed by a national board and found to meet the outlined essential requirements for standards of care.

A personalized Home Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is offered in conjunction with Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut, for individuals who have trouble traveling to the hospital for the program.

For more information, call the Cardiac Rehabilitation Departments at:

  • Manchester Memorial Hospital, 860.646.1222, ext. 2166
  • Rockville General Hospital, 860.872.5171

Cardiac Nuclear Medicine

Cardiac nuclear medicine involves injecting a patient with a radioactive substance that travels to the heart. A SPECT camera with two heads rotates around the body and picks up the gamma rays that are generated. The camera produces cross-sectional images of the heart that can show areas of diminished blood flow and problems with contraction.

You can have your cardiac nuclear medicine procedure done at the following ECHN locations: Manchester Memorial Hospital and Rockville General Hospital.

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