The staff at Comanche County Memorial Hospital’s Healthy Heart Center is here to help you take the first step toward healing your heart by making heart healthy options a part of your daily life.
Your heart continuously pumps blood and carries oxygen to every muscle and organ. The average heart beats 100,000 times a day and in a 70-year lifetime, it beats more than 2.5 billion times. But after time even this efficient, busy organ can begin to wear down.
Benefiting from the Healthy Heart Center
The Healthy Heart Center is a vital key to regaining your health if you’ve had a medical history of heart complications:
- Heart attack (MI)
- Angioplasty (PTCA)
- Valve replacements
- Coronary bypass surgery
Education and prevention
At the Healthy Heart Center, you’ll learn how to prevent further heart complications with an active lifestyle and smart, informed choices. Our program educates you on how to control smoking, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol. It also teaches the importance of exercising, reducing stress, and eating healthy.
We are here to help
We know any illness can take a heavy toll on your emotions and body and our program can help you cope with the emotional stress of recovery. The program is three times a week, for six to twelve weeks. During this time you will engage with other patients going through the program along with supportive highly trained staff who are determined to get your life back on track.
Our medical staff is always near, checking your progress and heart measurements with our telemetry heart monitoring system.
Healthy heart, longer life
An unhealthy lifestyle, including unhealthy habits, like smoking and a diet full of fatty foods and cholesterol, combined with the stresses of everyday life, can lead to heart problems. Trading these unhealthy habits for a healthier lifestyle can make a big difference in how you feel. Our program helps you adjust to these changes in hope of counteracting and even reversing the effects of heart disease.
Once you leave the hospital, you are eligible to begin treatment immediately with a physician’s referral. The cost of the Healthy Heart Center is covered by Medicare and many private or group insurance plans and we will assist you in verifying your insurance benefits.
Call The Healthy Heart Center about any questions you might have or to schedule an appointment to begin treatment. Life after heart disease and heart failure can be difficult but our Healthy Heart Center will help you jump-start your life. A regular program of exercise, along with education, will help your body rebuild its endurance and health. The program is generally 2 to 3 times a week for 6 to 12 weeks.
The program consists of progressive EKG monitored exercise sessions. A physician’s referral is required. Call today for an evaluation.