Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. Here are the tools to get you started.
|Heart Health Quiz|
Heart-attack deaths have fallen 60 percent in three decades. Still, millions of Americans suffer from cardiovascular diseases linked with heart attacks and strokes.
Cholesterol is essential to life. But too much cholesterol in the blood is linked heart disease and stroke. Watch this cholesterol animation to learn how cholesterol works in the body.
|Video: Cardiac Rehabilitation|
In this video, you'll learn what's involved in cardiac rehab and how it can benefit your health in the long term.
Dedicated to quality patient care, the Heart Center at Brownwood Regional Medical Center provides a team of specially trained cardiovascular technicians and nurses, along with qualified cardiologists, who work together to obtain information for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases.
The Heart Center offers many diagnostic services:
• Cardiac Catheterization
• Pacemaker Implantation
• Holter Monitoring
• Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging
• Stress Testing
• Nuclear Medicine Scans
• Cerebral, Visceral, and Peripheral Angiography
The Heart Center also houses a proven cardiac rehabilitation program in which the progress of patients recovering from heart surgery or cardiovascular disease is carefully monitored.
Rehabilitation programs include:
• Transesophageal Echocardiography
• Nuclear and Routine Stress Testing
• Holter Monitor
• Event Monitor
• Pacemaker Follow-up Check
• 12 Lead EKG
• Signal Average EKG
• Pediatric Cardiology Referral Services