Heart Disease Prevention and Management at North Oaks
Some risk factors for heart disease, such as family history and age, cannot
be changed. There are many risk factors that you can control, such as
not smoking and controlling your cholesterol, high blood pressure and
diabetes through diet, exercise and medicines. North Oaks Health System
has several programs that can help you successfully manage cardiovascular disease.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Care
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at North Oaks is nationally certified by the
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This program is designed to offer patients physical exercise under physician
supervision, as well as ongoing education for those diagnosed with conditions
that affect the heart.
A team of licensed registered nurses, licensed clinical exercise physiologists,
and exercise specialists certified by the
American College of Sports Medicine, work together to plan, implement and evaluate the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
Good health starts with good nutrition. The food we eat can promote disease
or help prevent it. Finding the right diet to fit your lifestyle can be
a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. North Oaks registered dietitians
offer one-on-one consultations to come up with a nutrition plan just for you.
Heart Failure Program
Congestive heart failure can be very serious if it is not managed well.
North Oaks offers a program at no cost to those who are admitted to North
Oaks Medical Center with a primary diagnosis of heart failure or who are
diagnosed with heart failure during their stay. Our goals are to reduce
your length of stay, prevent your re-admission to the hospital and improve
your quality of life.
Anticoagulation Management Clinic
If you are taking warfarin, medicine to thin the blood and prevent blood
clots, our registered nurses work with you to assess your labs and adjust
your medication to ensure the right dose is maintained.
We’re Here to Help!
If you would like more information about heart health services at North
Oaks, please call (985) 230-LIFE (5433).