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Take Control of Your Health During American Heart Month

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Professional Advice for a Heart-Healthy Life

As stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, February is American Heart Month, a time to spread awareness and show support for cardiovascular health. If you or a loved one is living with a cardiac condition, you know how frightening it can be. Fortunately, our dedicated cardiologists and cardiac rehab specialists are here to provide the care, support, and resources you need during American Heart Month and every month.

Follow along for heart-healthy lifestyle tips about cardiology and cardiopulmonary care services.

Who Can Benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehab is designed specifically to strengthen the heart. This usually occurs after a diagnosed condition or event that results in cardiac weakness. This type of rehabilitation may include a comprehensive collection of medical treatment and/or lifestyle change recommendations by your cardiologist. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Exercise counseling
  • Strength training
  • Dietary education
  • Weight control
  • Stress management
  • Pain management
  • Medication/pharmacy education

While there are many different cardiac conditions that could benefit from rehabilitative services, the most common cases we see at McKenzie Health System include:

  • Angina
  • Heart attack
  • Congestive heart failure

Tips for Spotting a Heart Attack

Time is of the essence when it comes to receiving medical care for a heart attack. If you or a loved one begins showing any of the below symptoms, it could indicate a heart attack is happening. Call 911 or get to an emergency room immediately.

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pain in the arm(s) or shoulder(s)
  • Pain in the jaw, neck, back, or stomach
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Cold sweats
  • Shaking or trembling

Seek Cardiac Care Today

Our cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services help community members regain control of their health. To seek cardiac care, contact us online to get started. Our team of medical professionals are here to help.