What service(s) do you provide?
- Provide education on cardiac risk factors for patients that have ruled out for MI’s (myocardial infarctions aka heart attacks), have angina (chest pain), or received a stent (placement of a small coil to decrease blockage in a coronary artery).
- Also consult on patients that have had heart transplants, CABG's, and valve surgeries.
- Education can include:
- Lipid Management
- Smoking Cessation
- Diabetes and Exercise teaching
- Energy Conservation
- Weight Management
- Exercise Prescription (includes HR parameters, pulse teaching, stair climbing, cardiac signs/symptoms)
- Risk factors include:
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Being Overweight
- Provide same education plus hemodynamic assessment (blood pressure, heart rate) of patients that have ruled in for MI’s and/or have CHF (Congestive Heart Failure).
- Set up Continuing Preventive Cardiology sessions at patient’s hometown hospital or clinics as appropriate.
- Generally outpatient sessions are held 3 times a week for 12 weeks
- Medicare covers these sessions for patients with angina, those that have had a CABG (heart bypass surgery), and those that ruled in for an MI (had a heart attack).
When is it appropriate to initiate a referral to your service?
- When a patient is placed on r/o MI protocol or ruled in for a MI, patients with angina (chest pain), and patients who received stents.
- The referral should be made upon admission.
Who can initiate a referral?
- Preventive Cardiology services must be requested by a physician.
What hours are you available?
- Monday–Friday 8:30am–5pm
How do we reach you?
- The UWHC Preventative Cardiology Program can be reached at 3-6630 or pager 7639
Is there a separate fee added to the patient's bill for your service(s)?
Preventive Cardiology Clinic