While heart disease is often thought of as mainly being influenced by lifestyle factors, genetics can play a greater role in some people.
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.
- Mar | 26 | 2021
Malissa Wood, MD, cardióloga de Mass General, afirma que el entorno, incluyendo los amigos, la familia y el lugar de trabajo, puede influir en su salud del corazón.
- Press Release
- Mar | 26 | 2021
A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to “broken heart syndrome,” or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions.
- Feb | 18 | 2021
Christopher Learn, MD, of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and Department of Medicine, reviews the opportunities and challenges of adolescents and young adults transitioning to adult care providers.
- Feb | 5 | 2021
Michael Honigberg, MD, reviews the epidemiology of heart disease in women, differences in heart disease between women and men, unique sex-specific risk factors for heart disease in women and special considerations for promoting female heart health.
- Press Release
- Feb | 4 | 2021
Fine particulate air pollution stimulates production of inflammatory cells, leading to inflammation of the arteries.