Personalized Care and Support

Cardiac Rehabilitation

At Bristol Health, our cardiac rehabilitation team can help you achieve better heart health when facing chronic conditions.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to fit your health, current level of fitness and needs. They include education, supervised exercise and support to help you reach the highest level of physical, social and emotional well-being possible for you. Our caring, multidisciplinary teams help you reduce risk factors for future health problems while guiding you back to a healthy lifestyle full of activities you love.

Conditions We Treat

Your doctor may recommend cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation to help you manage and improve many different health conditions. You may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation if you have:

  • Congestive heart failure, a condition in which fluid builds up in your heart due to weakened heart pumping
  • Heart attack, when blood flow to your heart is blocked due to an obstruction in your arteries, causing permanent heart damage
  • Cardiac procedures such as stent placement, bypass surgery, heart valve repair or heart transplant
  • Severe coronary artery disease that causes arteries to be narrowed or blocked throughout the body
  • Arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats that can put you at risk for heart attack or stroke

Our Center

The Bernie Guida Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center has met strict standards of practice and been awarded certification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 

Certified and Knowledgeable Staff

At Bristol Health, all of our pulmonologists and cardiologists are board certified and fellowship trained in their specialties. They have the education and experience you need for better health. In addition, our registered nurses are all certified in advanced cardiac life support and have special expertise in telemetry monitoring so you can feel safe as you exercise and receive care.

Convenient Care. Family Atmosphere.

We strive to make improving your health as easy as possible with accessible, convenient treatment. That’s why we offer extended early morning and evening hours. You’ll be able to participate in rehabilitation care while still completing your daily activities.
Your cardiac team is here to support you as you make strides toward better health. We help you through challenges and celebrate your successes. We treat every patient as family and even host an annual holiday party to recognize the hard work of all our patients.

Our Location

  1. Bernie Guida Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center

    41 Brewster Road

    Bristol, CT 06010

News, Advice & Stories

Jul 08, 2021

Rock the Shot: After over 25,000 covid vaccines, still more to go

BRISTOL – State officials Thursday addressed covid variants, the importance of vaccination and vaccination incentives during a press conference at Bristol Hospital. Gov. Ned Lamont and Acting state Commissioner of Connecticut Department of Public Health Dr. Deidre Gifford joined Bristol Health President and CEO Kurt Barwis.

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Apr 23, 2021

Bristol Health lab services on Route 6 moving across the street from current location

Bristol Health on Monday will be moving its Route 6 lab and blood raw services to a location that better fits its growing base of patients.

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Apr 22, 2021

Former NFL quarterback receives vaccine at ESPN clinic, hopes to inspire youths

Former UConn and NFL quarterback Daniel Orlovsky received his first dose of the covid-19 vaccine in Bristol on Thursday -- something local officials are using to target a younger demographic who may be hesitant to get their shot.

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Apr 16, 2021

Bristol Health offering program for those suffering long-term effects of covid-19

A program designed for Bristol Health employees suffering from long-term effects of covid-19, aimed at getting them back to work and again able to perform daily life tasks, is now available to the community.

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Nov 25, 2020

2020 Press Ganey Leading Innovator

Bristol Health has been named a 2020 Leading Innovator by Press Ganey for our overall response to meet our community's needs during the pandemic.

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Sep 16, 2020

Experts Say Routine Medical Care Is Important Amid Pandemic

Andrew Lim, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Bristol Health, discusses on NBC Connecticut how COVID-19 affected hospital emergency departments across the state and why continuing to receive your routine care is important during the pandemic.

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Jul 15, 2020

Bristol Health earns Silver Recognition from ENA

Bristol Health has become the first healthcare system in the state to earn a Silver Recognition, achieving the feat in the 2020 ExcellenceNorth Alliance (ENA) Baldrige-based Awards and Recognition.

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Jun 19, 2020

Bristol Health Changing The Focus Of Its COVID-19 Specimen Collection

Effective Saturday, June 20, Bristol Health will be converting its COVID-19 specimen collection to a model that concentrates on Bristol Health patients.

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May 04, 2020

Coronavirus survivor, 34-weeks pregnant, receives heartfelt goodbye

Nicole Nolan has become Bristol Hospital’s latest coronavirus survivor. Nolan, who is 34 weeks pregnant, was discharged from the hospital Friday.

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Apr 23, 2020

The head of Bristol Healthcare Kurt Barwis contracted COVID-19 and is discussing his experience.

Bristol Health President & CEO Kurt A. Barwis talks to WFSB about his experience with COVID-19 and his recovery.

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