Disease Management and Prevention
While advances in medical treatment of cardiovascular conditions continue to be made, you play an active role in your recovery and maintaining your health. North Oaks has developed several programs to help you successfully manage cardiovascular disease.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
at North Oaks is 1 of only 13 programs in the state to be nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
. The program provides medically-supervised exercise and education for patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, ischemic congestive heart failure or other cardiac related conditions.
Three phases of the program are offered:
- Phase I – Inpatient care
- Phase II – Monitored, supervised outpatient care
- Phase III – Maintenance, outpatient care
– Patients receive personalized instruction and education from dietitians to help develop heart healthy eating habits.
Heart Failure (HF) Program
– North Oaks offers a comprehensive, educational program to help patients learn to manage HF.
Anticoagulation Management Clinic (AMC)
– Some patients with cardiovascular disease may be prescribed medication that helps to thin the blood (e.g. warfarin therapy.) Patients requiring this type of medication must be closely monitored. The AMC offers patients one-on-one assessmentsof labs and medication adjustment with a registered nurse to ensure the appropriate dosage is maintained.