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.
The Heart Attack Primary Prevention Program in the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center offers advanced medical expertise to patients on ways to control and eliminate risk factors for heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases.
The Heart Attack Primary Prevention Program offers advanced medical expertise to patients who have had a heart attack, or who may be at risk for a heart attack, on ways to control and eliminate risk factors for heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases. These risk factors may include:
New patients joining the program meet with member of the care team and undergo:
- A comprehensive evaluation by a cardiologist, nurse and nutritionist
- Specialized blood testing to measure biomarkers of cardiovascular disease
- Diagnostic testing, such as stress testing or coronary artery calcium scans
- Support services such as nutrition classes, yoga and meditation, smoking cessation counseling and exercise advice
What to Expect
Patients can expect to receive:
- A two-hour initial evaluation with a cardiologist and nutritionist
- Recommendations and treatment strategies to reduce cardiac risk
You can begin to determine your own personal risk for coronary heart disease by completing the following assessments:
Please note that while these assessments can help you begin to understand your risk for a heart attack, it is important to discuss these results with your doctor so that you and your care team can determine what steps you can take to reduce your risk.
- 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.