Exercise for adults with congenital heart disease poses many unique challenges. In this presentation from August 12, 2021, Sherrin Gallagher, ACNP, AACC, reviews the importance of exercise and current guidelines for adults with congenital heart disease.
Nutrition classes offer a new perspective on how to modify your diet to keep a healthy heart.
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.
- Mindful Eating: Learn strategies to stay on track and reach your dietary goals. Learn ways to track your intake and how to know if you are consuming a balanced diet.
- The Impact of Sugar and Refined Carbohydrates: An introduction to the role of carbohydrates. Discover sources of sugar in the diet and the impact of sugar on the health of your blood vessels and managing your weight.
- Fiber is Your Friend: Examine the impact of fiber on overall health. Learn what foods provide fiber and how different types of fiber impact your health. Learn a strategy that will help you recognize if you are including an adequate intake of fiber in your diet. As you discover ways to include whole grains in your diet, identify which foods provide a source of whole grains and their impact on your health.
- Fats: While it’s important to include fat in your diet, different types of fat vary in how they affect your cholesterol. Identify sources of fat in the diet and which fats to limit and which fats to include. This topic has been divided into 2 classes:
- Fats to limit
- Fats to include
- Label Reading: Learn how to read and compare food labels so that you can choose the healthiest foods on the market today.
- Let's Go Shopping! Navigating the Supermarket: Take a virtual tour of the supermarket and learn techniques to help you compare prices to get the most value from your purchases. Should you buy organically grown food? Learn when and why you might consider buying certain foods organically grown. This class includes a supermarket list of heart-healthy brand name products
- Dining Out: Review strategies to eat include heart healthy foods when dining out. Recognize words that identify fat and carbohydrate sources that may indicate the need for substitutions. Discuss substitutions you may ask of your server. Practice ordering off menus from local restaurants as you apply your new understanding of nutrition.
- Jul | 20 | 2021
In this presentation from July 20, 2021, Dr. Doreen DeFaria Yeh reviews the specific medical issues that develop among children and adults born with a complex congenital heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot.
- Press Release
- Jul | 8 | 2021
Las puntuaciones de riesgo genético podrían mejorar la identificación clínica de los pacientes con mayor riesgo de infarto
Un equipo descubrió recientemente que la aplicación de la PRS puede identificar a los pacientes de riesgo que actualmente no se identifican mediante las evaluaciones clínicas estándar.
- Jun | 18 | 2021
Not even a global pandemic, with all its difficult diversions and delays, could stop the nurses of Ellison 9 from staying on track with a project timeline they had set before the COVID-19 outbreak.
- May | 28 | 2021
Follow the Dr. Paul Dudley White Charles River Bike Path from the Museum of Science to the Galen Street Bridge in Watertown for a scenic 17-mile loop along both shores of the Charles River.
- Press Release
- May | 25 | 2021
The use of accelerometers enables researchers to provide the most objective evidence to date of the link between physical activity and atrial fibrillation.