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Cardiovascular and Heart Health

Cardiovascular and Heart Services at VCHS

 

We Put Our Hearts into Caring for Yours

Your heart is in good hands at VCHS. With the following services offered at VCHS, you can receive the care you need close to home.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

This personalized program includes monitored exercises, education, and support to help patients recovering from a heart attack, cardiac surgery, or other heart issue have a better, more efficient recovery. 

Specialty Clinic (Cardiology)

The VCHS Specialty Clinic has two visiting cardiologists Daniel McGowan, MD, with Central Nebraska Cardiology and Clyde Meckel, MD, with Bryan Heart  who see patients in Ord every month

Imaging (Vascular Ultrasound)

Vascular ultrasound provides pictures of the body's veins and arteries and is performed to locate and identify blockages. 

Imaging (Echocardiogram) 

An echocardiogram shows detailed images of the heart and can be used to diagnose heart disease. 

Nuclear Medicine (Cardiac Stress Test)

The cardiac stress test is a nuclear scan of the blood flow to the heart muscle. 

 

Put Your Heart Into It

VCHS offers numerous programs to help you decrease your risk of developing a heart-related disease.

Diabetes Education

Education is key. Take charge of your health with the personalized VCHS Diabetes Education Program. 

FROG (Fitness Reaching Older Generations)

Regular physical activity does your heart good. FROG is a twice-weekly fitness class for older adults. 

Weight Watchers at VCHS

Managing your weight manages your risks. Join Weight Watchers at VCHS. 

 

Leading a Heart-Healthy Life

You can choose to make heart-healthy choices every day, which will decrease your chance of developing heart disease, having a heart attack, or needing further heart-related care.

The American Heart Association offers the following recommendations for leading a heart-healthy life:

  • Watch your weight
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Avoid excessive drinking (of alcohol)
  • Get active
  • Eat healthfully