Doing nothing is never a good idea when it comes to your heart.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, in the U.S. While there are risk factors that we can’t control, it doesn’t mean that we have to throw in the towel.
The first step is a proper assessment, which is where NMHI comes in. After you know whether or not you’re at risk. If you are at risk, knowing what kind of risk can point you to the right steps to improving the health of your heart.
“I was so thankful to the physicians at NMHI for saving my dad’s life. He had a cardiac arrest while watching my son’s football game. He doesn’t remember much of the events that occurred that day but as a family we are grateful the physicians at NMHI provided such excellent care for our dad. He’s back on the sidelines watching my son play football.”
There are things which we all can control: diet, exercise, alcohol use, stress and smoking. But knowing which we need to control can be challenging. Healthy choices accumulate on a daily basis. The very first choice you can make to improve your health is to call for an appointment at NMHI.
We can help with blood pressure management, which is called the “silent killer” because there are no symptoms. High blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart failure, heart attack, kidney failure and even blindness if left untreated. The only way to control it is with regular health screenings that will tell you if blood pressure is where it needs to be.
“I had congestive failure with a poor prognosis. I went to NMHI for evaluation. My doctor told me I didn’t have a very long life expectancy unless I had a device to help my heart function. I had the device implanted and it was rough for a while, but I’m alive two years later and playing golf.”
We can also help with cholesterol management and weight management. If you’re already overweight, trying to lose that weight can seem daunting. We can help. And you’ll feel better just knowing that you’re not alone.
Our services include state-of-the-art heart and vascular medicine and surgery, cardiovascular imaging and a fully-integrated emergency hospital and intensive coronary care services.
“It’s amazing the things NMHI can do. My wife wasn’t feeling well, mostly vague complaints, nothing specific. I took her to NMHI for an evaluation. They found out that she had severe blockages in her heart. They corrected them and thanks to the surgeons at NMHI my wife and I are traveling the country enjoying life together.”
If you’re experiencing shortness of breath, a skipped heartbeat or symptoms that might require surgical intervention, you need to know that our heart and vascular physicians are among the finest in the country.