The best heart care begins with prevention and early intervention. Improving overall health and wellness can significantly reduce your risk of a first or subsequent heart attack or stroke, as well as the progression of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
Actively managing cardiovascular risk factors and making lifestyle modifications can positively change the equation for patients with heart disease by helping them live longer and enhancing their quality of life. Simple lifestyle changes, such as adopting a healthier diet, reducing stress and exercising on a frequent basis, can have a huge impact to a patient’s overall heart health.
The NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute takes a broad spectrum, comprehensive approach to helping our patients achieve optimal health and wellness. Our team is committed to ensuring your cardiac care plan is best tailored to meet your unique needs.
Part of ensuring a healthy heart includes leading a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to heart disease/condition prevention and overall wellness, we often integrate the following services into your care plan:
- Hypertension screening and management
- Cholesterol (Lipid) management
- Weight loss control
- Dietary counseling
- Smoking cessation programs
- Exercise plans and programs
Many of our patients would prefer to employ more natural approaches to prevent cardiovascular disease. For these patients and those who do not tolerate common medical therapies, our experts will help them navigate these challenges and find an alternative approach.
Given the importance of maintaining a healthy weight coupled with importance of preventative care, our cardiovascular team at NorthShore offers a physician-led clinic to assist patients with weight loss and weight management. Our Weight Loss Management Clinic is designed to provide patients with customized plans to help them successfully achieve their weight loss goals and optimize their overall health. Depending on your unique needs, our team will work with you to develop a personalized nutrition and exercise plan, guiding you through the process to ensure success.
We understand that no two patients are alike, which is why our cardiovascular experts collaborate with each other and with other specialty areas as needed on your heart disease prevention and care plan. Our team is also able to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various cardiovascular conditions through personalized medicine efforts including screenings, genetic testing and tailored drug therapies.
For more information about our Cardiovascular Wellness and Prevention Program or to schedule an appointment, please call 847.663.8050.