Heart disease remains the #1 health concern for men and women in Kentucky and throughout the country. It claims more lives each year than all cancers combined and can strike without warning or previous symptoms.
The good news? Heart disease is also highly preventable. In fact, even simple lifestyle changes can help dramatically reduce your risk.
At CHI Saint Joseph Health, we are here to help you with every stage of heart health, from risk reduction and diagnosis to treatment and living with chronic heart conditions. We are proud to offer a full range of services to help you prevent and manage heart disease.
To make an appointment, call 859.313.2255 or find a heart care specialist anytime online.
Prevention & Wellness
Some heart disease risks can’t be changed — for example, age, family history, race and gender. You are in control of many of the factors that can increase your risk such as diet, activity level, weight, alcohol intake, hours of sleep and smoking habit. You can also protect your heart by taking cardiac medications as prescribed and controlling your blood sugar if you have diabetes. No matter what your age or medical situation, you can take steps to protect your heart.
CHI Saint Joseph Health offers a variety of classes, community health events, educational programs and screenings to help you take charge of your heart health and overall wellness. We also have registered dietitians available to help with weight loss and other nutritional issues.
Detection and Diagnosis
If think you may be at risk for heart disease or notice a troubling symptom, seeing a doctor soon can help catch any problems early, when they are most treatable.
We provide fast, accurate, compassionate diagnostic care. You have access to advanced heart and vascular imaging technology , including state-of-the-art CT scans, echocardiograms, electrocardiograms (EKG) and cardiac MRIs. We also provide a range of cardiovascular stress tests, which measure how well your heart performs during activity. Our board-certified doctors work with highly trained diagnostic technicians to find cardiac problems quickly.
Personalized, Comprehensive Treatment
If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart condition, we work closely with you to create a personalized, comprehensive heart disease treatment plan that may include lifestyle changes, medication and a variety of non-surgical or surgical treatments, including the latest minimally invasive techniques.
After receiving certain heart disease diagnoses or experiencing a major cardiac event, participating in a cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation programs at CHI Saint Joseph Health can help you optimize your heart health. Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to guide you through the changes you can make and the steps you can take to strengthen your heart. Our programs can help you improve stamina, increase your tolerance for activity, build your physical fitness and recover from heart attack or heart surgery.
Contact a Heart Care Specialist
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