The Center for Heart and Vascular Wellness and Prevention
Heart disease affects half of the American population age 55 and older and is responsible for more hospitalizations than any other disease. And for women age 35 and older, heart disease is the leading cause of death.
The dilemma of heart disease is that half of all deaths occur in people with no prior symptoms. That's why St. Joseph Hospital is proud to announce the opening of the Center for Heart and Vascular Wellness and Prevention.
Our beautifully appointed state-of-the-art center is designed to promote and support a heart healthy community. Through the Dick Butkus Heart and Vascular Screening Center and the Women's Heart Center we offer comprehensive screening programs to identify those at risk for heart disease - before the disease becomes a serious condition. Under the guidance of highly skilled medical experts, our screening centers offer technologically advanced EBCT coronary calcium scans, heart and vascular screenings, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, education and risk assessment. For patient convenience, all services are offered in one easy-to-access location.
Both centers are dedicated to helping identify those at risk for heart and vascular disease so medical experts can potentially decrease future risk and add years to the lives of many Orange County men and women.
Heart and vascular screenings offered through both centers include:
- Arial Fibrillation Risk Assessment
- Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment
- Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment and Exercise Consultation
- Comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment and Nutrition
- Electron Beam Tomography (EBCT) Coronary Calcium Screening
- Heart Healthy Lifestyle Change Education
- Heart Risk Assessment for Women
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Screening
- Advanced Lipid Panel
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screening
In addition to screenings, the Center for Heart and Vascular Wellness and Prevention also provides:
- Executive Physicals
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Individualized monitored exercise programs
- Specialty trained nurses
- Exercise physiologists
- Heart Healthy classes on topics such as stress, nutrition and exercise
- Health psychologists