Wellness and Prevention
At the Heart & Vascular Institute, we offer exceptional cardiovascular care. However, we also work to help your prevent cardiovascular disease from occurring in the first place. We offer a variety of exceptional services and programs to help you identify, reduce and manage your risk factors.
Clotting Disorders Clinic
If you are on blood thinner medication, it is important that you have ongoing monitoring and managing to assure optimal health. The Heart & Vascular Institute is home to an Anticoagulation Clinic. Here, you will receive ongoing blood tests, immediate instructions on dosing, convenient and consistent monitoring of therapy, and individual counseling and education.
Community Screening Programs
Our team of cardiovascular experts regularly offers health screenings throughout the community, with a focus on prevention and heart-healthy lifestyles.
If you have diabetes, you are at a much greater risk for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and vascular problems resulting from poor circulation to your legs and feet. At the Heart & Vascular Institute, we have extensive experience helping individuals with diabetes. Our experts can help you identify and reduce your risk factors.
Executive Wellness Program
We offer a premier, cardiac-focused wellness program for individuals and companies. Our cardiovascular experts tailor customized programs to address the time constraints and unique health care requirements of corporate executives and middle managers.
As part of this program, we offer convenient, comprehensive executive health assessments that exceed a typical annual physical in scope, and far exceed minimum testing recommendations outlined by the government. The half-day assessment combines state-of-the-art diagnostic testing with analysis of lifestyle, nutritional habits, and fitness level.
Medical Nutritional Therapy and Weight Reduction
Diet directly affects the development of atherosclerosis, blood cholesterol levels, body weight, blood pressure and blood glucose levels - all potential risk factors in cardiovascular disease.
Medical nutritional therapy focuses on diet and lifestyle changes that can prevent or reduce your risks. Working together as a team, you and your dietitian will develop a plan tailored to your nutritional and medical needs. Your dietitian will act as your guide down the path to nutritional wellness and improved health and quality of life.
UnityPoint Health - Meriter is a proud partner of UW Health. We share our knowledge, facilities, and passion so that you can get remarkable care where and when you need it. For more information on heart and vascular services please visit: UW Health's Heart, Vascular, and Thoracic Care.