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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:  EDUCATION, EXERCISE and SUPPORT.  One hundred thousand 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 30 minutes of aerobic exercise to most days of the week.

  • Know your family health history.

Take Care of Your Lungs

Pulmonary Rehab allows you to make the most of the limited lung function you have.  It allows you to:

  • Decrease the symptoms of your disease or condition.

  • Function better in life.

  • Decrease symptoms and better manage anxiety and depression.

  • Increase your ability to exercise.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Program

PAD is the result of systemic atherosclerosis.  The underlying disease process that affects the blood vessels is common to patients with coronary artery disease, stroke and diabetes mellitus.  It consists of:

  • Daily exercise

  • Healthy lifestyle

  • Medications to decrease leg pains

To find out more information, contact your physician or call the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Department at (515) 432-8120.

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