Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. Are you at risk?
One of Mercy's goals is to help you identify what your risks may be and equip you with the tools necessary to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Heart & Vascular Screenings If you have a family history of high cholesterol, diabetes or heart disease, consider participating in one or more of the health screenings offered by Mercy Heart & Vascular Institute. You can schedule any of the health screenings yourself; no referral required. The screenings are payable by cash, check or credit card. Your insurance will not be billed. Health screenings available include:
Comprehensive risk factor evaluation including blood pressure, body mass index and waist circumference
Specialized cholesterol and blood glucose lab tests
12 lead EKG to measure electrical functions of the heart
Heart & Vascular Classes Mercy Heart & Vascular Institute also offers a number of classes to assist patients in managing their heart and vascular disease. Classes include:
CHAMP® - This telephone monitoring/management program follows patients with congestive heart failure
Heart Smart - A cardiac specialist will teach you and your family about cholesterol (lipids) and other blood fats, and managing CVD, and the importance of lifestyle changes, especially emphasizing diet and medication.
Heart Healthy Diet - A registered dietitian will discuss which foods to add to your diet, healthy and unhealthy fats, cooking tips, and grocery shopping guidelines.
Disease Management and Nutrition for Today - A registered dietitian will cover the basics of low-fat diets, weight loss diets and diets for diabetics. The emphasis will be on meal planning and affordable healthy choice shopping.
Fitness for Life
© - Combines the latest technology in exercise, sports sciences and preventive health with the latest in cardiopulmonary diagnostics to accurately measure health status and fitness
Smoking cessation - Classes and individualized counseling will provide you with a variety of tools to help you stop smoking