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Heart Disease Prevention and Management at North Oaks

Some risk factors for heart disease, such as family history and age, cannot be changed. However, there are many risk factors you can control, such as not smoking, controlling your cholesterol, and managing high blood pressure and diabetes through diet, exercise and taking medications as prescribed by your medical provider.

North Oaks Health System has several programs that can help you successfully manage cardiovascular disease – from diagnosis and treatment to follow-up care and ongoing maintenance of your heart health.

Nutrition Services

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 does not have to be. North Oaks registered dietitians offer one-on-one consultations to develop a nutrition plan just for you.

Anticoagulation Management Clinic

If you are taking warfarin (medication to thin the blood and prevent blood clots), our registered nurses will work with you to assess your lab work and adjust your medication to ensure the right dose is maintained.

Heart Failure Program

Congestive heart failure is a serious medical condition, especially if it is not managed effectively by cardiac medical experts. 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 are diagnosed with heart failure during their stay. Our goals are to reduce your length of stay, prevent a readmission to the hospital and improve your overall quality of life.

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 a physician’s supervision, as well as ongoing education for individuals 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.

We’re Here to Help! If you would like more information about heart health services at North Oaks, please call (985) 230-LIFE (5433).

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