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Cardiovascular Health

We’re committed to keeping you healthy – heart and soul.

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women and men in this country, claiming more lives than all cancers combined. While heart disease exists in different forms, it often shows no symptoms. This means that many people don’t even think about their hearts until something serious happens. Are you at risk?

You can avoid long-term heart problems — and even save your life — by identifying cardiac disease at its earliest stage.

Working in partnership with cardiologists from the Minneapolis Heart Institute and CentraCare, we offer a full range of cardiovascular specialties, working together toward excellence in all areas of heart disease prevention and management.

 

Cardiac Calcium Scoring

Heart disease, also known as Coronary Artery Disease, occurs when the arteries that carry blood and oxygen to the heart become clogged with plaque. The plaque build-up slows the flow of blood to the heart. If left untreated, heart failure may result.

Advanced Technology

Computerized tomography (CT) has revolutionized our ability to detect the presence of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries. Your cardiac calcium “score,” along with other indicators, presents an overall picture of your heart health.

Quick Answers

The exam is painless, fast and easy. You will lie on a table and hold your breath for 10-20 seconds, while a heart scan produces a picture of your coronary arteries. More importantly, the scanner produces a picture of your future risk for heart disease, while there’s still time to do something about it.

 

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a customized, monitored exercise and education program designed to return an individual to as active a lifestyle as possible after a cardiac event.  Men and women of all ages have benefited from our program.  The Cardiac Phase II Rehab experience will provide you with the tools to actively manage your health and recover from your cardiac event safely.

We work with you, as a team,  for you to feel you have reached your optimal health.

Fitness For Today,  our  Phase III Rehab is a supervised exercise program for individuals who been diagnosed with one or more cardiovascular risk factor (uncontrolled blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, elevated blood lipids, obesity, smoking, and physical inactivity) or other medical conditions to improve their overall health.  This group is open to men and women of all ages.  There is a minimal fee associated with this program.

For questions about Cardiac Rehab, call (320) 234-5000 x7158.

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