Winter 2010

We have all heard the claims about superfoods and exercise fads to get your heart in tip-top shape. Of course, a wholesome diet and regular exercise are part of good heart health plan, but there’s only one quick and easy thing you can do right now to find out if your heart is healthy. In celebration of heart month, The Heart Institute at Bridgeport Hospital has created Take 10 for Your Ticker, an online quiz to help measure your risk of developing heart disease. Please take a few moments to answer 10 questions about your health and lifestyle at You’ll receive your score immediately along with expert advice about how to improve your heart health today! Or, if you prefer, call us toll free, 24/7, at 1-888-357-2396 to receive the quiz by mail.
Women: Don’t Miss Life’s Special Moments
(Free Lecture)

Your son’s high school graduation, your granddaughter’s first day of kindergarten, your 40th reunion. You don’t want to miss life’s special moments. But given the statistics, your risk for developing heart disease—the #1 cause of death for women in the U.S.—is probably higher than you realize. So now is the time to make your heart health a priority. Come learn what causes heart disease in women and the critical signs you should stop ignoring. Also learn how the latest minimally invasive heart surgery techniques can save your life and also preserve your appearance.

Remember, what you decide to do today to protect your heart will help you enjoy life’s tomorrows.

Thursday, February 25, 2010,
Trumbull Marriott, 7:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Reservations are required. Please call us, 24/7,
at 1-888-357-2396.

Cardiac Wellness Programs

A fun way to reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke! Each weekly group session includes exercise, stress reduction techniques and a heart-smart dinner from Centro Restaurant. Spring Session: Mondays, March 1-April 19, 5:45–8:45 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Programs, Brick Walk Professional Building, 1305 Post Road, Suite 105, Fairfield. Registration required.
Bridgeport Hospital’s smoking cessation program helps you break free from cigarettes. Spring Session: Tuesdays, April 27, May 11, 18 and 25, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital. Registration required.

Free lectures and Sharing & Caring (support group) sessions are open to all cardiac patients from any hospital, loved ones and anyone concerned about heart health. Held at Bridgeport Hospital. Free parking and refreshments. Registration not required. Upcoming lecture: “Cardiology Update 2010: What You Need to Know.” Chief of Cardiology Stuart Zarich, MD, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m. Upcoming Sharing & Caring: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.

For more information about programs, times, locations, future dates and fees (where applicable)–or to register–please call toll free, 24/7, at 1-888-357-2396.

The Bridgeport Hospital Home Run

Sunday, May 30, 2010 – The Ballpark at Harbor Yard

Taking part in the 2010 Bridgeport Hospital Home Run will be good for your heart in two ways: Not only does training for the event build a stronger heart—but all proceeds from the Home Run will help Bridgeport Hospital build an even stronger Heart Institute!

This popular annual event will include a 5K and a one-mile run, walk, and wheelchair race and a children’s fun run.

For more information, please call 203-384-3600.
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