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Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Half a million people die from CHD each year. Many people develop symptoms of CHD when they are in their 40's and 50's, interrupting a most productive time in life.  Cardiac rehabilitation is an important tool in the fight against CHD.  Cardiac Rehabilitation provides three main features:


100,000 people participate in Cardiac Rehabilitation in this country each year.

Boone County Hospital provides nationally-certified Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Units.  They include showers, dressing areas, and many varieties of exercise equipment.

Tell Your Heart You Care

  • If you smoke, resist the urge to light up.
  • Have your Cholesterol checked regularly.
  • Go easy on saturated fats.
  • Cook meals with little or no fat.
  • If you've only got time for fast food, make positive choices.
  • Feast on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Talk to your doctor about the benefits of taking baby aspirin.
  • Don't let high blood pressure go undiagnosed.
  • Maintain a healthful weight.
  • Fit fitness into your daily routine.
  • Schedule 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 to 4 times per week.
  • Know your family health history.

For more information on Boone County Hospital's Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Units, call (515) 433-8268.

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