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Learn how to make smart, heart healthy choices at the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center's Heart Smart Series.
Supporting Prevention as Treatment
The Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center provides classes on strategies to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and cardiac events (heart attack). Classes are available to patients as part of their program participation.
Exercise and Your Heart
Discuss the essential features of a cardiovascular exercise program including benefits, components, preparation, precautions and monitoring progress.
Coronary Artery Disease and Secondary Prevention
Learn about the problem of coronary arteriosclerosis and its manifestations: heart attack and angina. Discuss risk factors that contribute to coronary artery disease and what you can do to change them, lowering your risk of future cardiac events.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of angina and what to do about them. We review proper use of nitroglycerin and how to distinguish between angina and heart attack symptoms.
Discuss commonly prescribed cardiac medications and the role they play in lowering risk of future cardiac events.
Successful Lifestyle Change
This class will focus on strategies to assist you in making and maintaining lifestyle and behavior changes that improve your heart health.
A session focused on leading you in a variety of practices and methods to help you better manage stress and develop your understanding of mindfulness and meditation. These practices may include deep breathing, visualization, guided progressive relaxation, or an intro to yoga and Tai Chi.
The Relaxation Response
Learn about stress and its healthy opposite - the relaxation response. Identify your stressors and develop an awareness of how you react to them. Discuss methods of coping with stress and learn some basic management skills. Participants are encouraged to follow up with at least 1 Mind/Body Practice session.
This session will assist you to develop your inner strength to respond and recover from adversity. Resilience can enhance healing and help us thrive physically, emotionally, socially, mentally and spiritually.
- Staff Story
- Dec | 16 | 2020
Janet Ma, MD, is a first-year fellow in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ma explains what inspired her to come to Mass General, to pursue a career in medicine and her work to improve equity in health care.
- Press Release
- Nov | 16 | 2020
Short bursts of physical exercise induce changes in the body’s levels of metabolites that correlate to, and may help gauge, an individual’s cardiometabolic, cardiovascular and long-term health.
- Press Release
- Nov | 11 | 2020
New research by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) reveals considerable uncertainty in how to care for patients with a certain type of heart attack.
- Press Release
- Nov | 10 | 2020
Study reveals reveals women with premature menopause often exhibit certain blood cell changes that elevate their risk of developing coronary artery disease.
- Oct | 9 | 2020
Mass General and Newton-Wellesley Hospital staff have been working together for the past eight months to ensure a safe, efficient and thoughtful transition plan for the more than 600 anticoagulation patients who will now receive their care at the MGH AMS Clinic.