Heart disease affects everyone differently. But for anyone with heart disease, one thing is true: a diagnosis doesn’t define you. However heart disease affects you, you don’t need to manage it alone. Our support services are one way we help our communities live their healthiest life—physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Why Choose Us for Heart and Vascular Support Services?
Cutting-edge treatment is only one piece of our elite cardiovascular program. Our holistic-care approach means we’re committed to caring for you, not just your diagnosis. Our support services help you protect your heart and enjoy life with fewer limits.
Heart Disease Support Services for Patients
One-on-one patient education
Managing your health can be stressful, especially if you have heart disease. We make it a point to see you as an active member of your care team.
We sit down with you to help you understand what a diagnosis means for your long-term health. We then discuss your treatment options and walk you through the next steps in your care.
With understandable, useful information, you’re in a better position to enhance your health and well-being.
Lifestyle heart-health tips and resources
Your daily habits and routines (called lifestyle factors) can make a big difference in your heart health, for better or worse. In some cases, making healthy changes can slow down or even reverse heart disease or diabetes.
As a partner in your health, your care team will sit with you to explain the connection between lifestyle and heart health. We will brainstorm ways to make it easier for you to make healthy changes.
We can also connect you with resources to help you
- Get active.
- Make healthy food choices.
- Manage diabetes.
- Lose weight.
- Quit smoking.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
If you need heart surgery, your doctor may advise you to participate in a cardiac-rehabilitation program during your recovery. Another name for this program is cardiac rehab.
In this program, trained professionals work hand-in-hand with you during your recovery. Through gentle exercises, nutrition education, and counseling, we help you protect your heart moving forward.
We offer cardiac rehab programs at four convenient locations.
One-on-One Support for Heart Procedures
The thought of a heart procedure may be overwhelming. We provide extensive support to assure your comfort and safety. This includes open heart surgery, as well as structural heart and vascular procedures.
We will connect you with a patient coordinator (a knowledgeable, friendly nurse) who will guide you through every step of your care journey.
Improving Heart Health in the Community
Community heart health events
At Kettering Health, we invest in helping everyone in our communities enjoy full, active lives. Our heart and vascular providers lead classes at churches and other facilities in the community.
At these events, we spread awareness about heart-health topics and give practical tips. We also help connect residents to healthcare resources that may benefit their overall health.
Spreading awareness about heart disease in women
Research has shown that women often experience heart attack symptoms differently than men. As a network, we’ve worked extensively to spread awareness on this issue and encourage women to talk to their providers about heart health.
We’ve also worked closely with our women’s health and cardiology providers to streamline referrals. These efforts help ensure we meet the heart-health needs of women living in western Ohio.