Heart to Heart Series Showcases How to be a Healthier You
If you’re looking to
live a more heart-healthy life, there’s plenty to think about. UnityPoint
Health® – Trinity’s new Heart to Heart community education series aims to get
you on the right track to eating better and feeling better.
UnityPoint Health –
Trinity’s cardiology program is dedicated to improving the health of people in
the Quad Cities area.
“Along with providing life-saving
services, we are consistently working in the community to help people improve
their day-to-day lives. The community education series is one way we’re doing
that,” says Kathy Pulley, Director of Cardiology Services, UnityPoint Health –
Dozens of people
turned out to the first discussion at Trinity Rock Island’s Jardine Auditorium.
Dr. Bouyella Reddy of Cardiovascular Medicine, P.C. presented to a room full of
people eager to learn about heart health.
“Heart disease is the
number one killer disease worldwide and it is often avoidable. Don’t wait for a
heart attack to take action” says Dr. Reddy.
Healthy diet and lifestyle
are key weapons to fighting heart disease. The discussion provided attendees
with information on getting the right nutrients and importance of exercise, as
well as treating blood pressure, cholesterol, or diabetes with less or no
As part of a
comprehensive approach, UnityPoint Health® in the Quad Cities has expanded its
heart care capabilities through the addition of the Pritikin ICRTM
(Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation) program. Pritikin ICR allows for a more
comprehensive and robust treatment plan and is a critical part of patient care
following a cardiac event. Referral-based patients who enter the program will
address necessary lifestyle changes that contribute to many chronic conditions,
including heart disease. The ICR program, through the Trinity Heart Center
located at the Trinity Rock Island campus.