Heart disease is also known as coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease. Over time, “plaque” builds up in the arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood.
The great news is your risk of developing this chronic, deadly disease can be greatly reduced when you make healthy lifestyle choices while managing other health conditions.
Not all of these signs occur in every heart attack. If you notice one or more of them, do not wait, call 911 immediately. For more information, visit heart.org
Call RAMC Specialty Group at (608) 768-3900 for more information or to schedule an appointment with a provider.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is also available for those with a recent cardiac event such as a coronary artery stent, heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve repair or replacement, stable chest pain, congestive heart failure or peripheral artery disease with leg pain. Call (608) 768-6250 for more information.
Cardiac rehab also offers a self-pay supervised exercise program 2 days per week called Phase 2 ½ for those with risk factors for heart disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, or other chronic stable medical conditions. A physician order is required. Call (608) 768-6250 for more information.
H.E.A.L.T.H 4 U is a lifestyle change program that RAMC offers for those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes or with prediabetes. The main focus is nutrition and physical activity for modest lifestyle changes and a 5% weight loss goal. These lifestyle changes reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Specific parameters must be met to qualify. For those that qualify, this program is reimbursed by Medicare part B, Security Health and other insurances may cover the program as well. Contact Sandra Jewell for more information: email@example.com or (608) 768-6243.