If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with heart disease (also known as cardiovascular disease), it’s natural to feel overwhelmed, scared or confused about the condition and the options available to you. However, through every phase of life, it’s important to remember that you aren’t alone.
UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge has the resources you need to manage heart disease and continue to live a happy, healthy life. Our outstanding heart and vascular services and coordinated care approach ensures the best outcome for every patient, every time!
A Triple Threat
We collaborate our services and care where you need it, when you need it, whether that’s in the hospital, clinic or in your home. Our three points of service surround you with the resources you needto manage your health:
Led by you primary care physician, our entire team of skilled cardiologists, nurses, therapists and professionals are committed to diagnosing, treating, educating and rehabilitating you back to health.
Take Control Today
Heart disease is term that encompasses a variety of conditions or disease affecting the heart, the blood vessels or both. About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths!
Risk factors include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Lack of physical activity
- Family history
Although some of these risk factors can’t be controlled (like family history, age or gender) there are several that can. Implementing healthy lifestyle changes can decrease your risk of developing a condition, aides in recovery, and prevents future stroke or heart events.
Contact us today for more information about the collaborative services available between the hospital, clinic and home. We offer the support you need, so you can enjoy life again!