• Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Cardiac rehabilitation improves your health and quality of life whether you have had a cardiac event or have risk factors for heart disease.

    Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardio Group

    The cardiologists in this practice are among the best in the mid-Atlantic region, many of them practicing in Harford and Cecil County for over 15 years.

    Upper Chesapeake Cardiology Team
  • Dr. Gonze Surgery

    Our vascular surgeons are highly skilled and experienced.

    Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Patients encourage each other to get moving again after a heart attack.

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  • heartaware

    Take our online risk assessment to find out your odds of heart disease.

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Healthy Lifestyle Tips

  • Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health! Quitting smoking reduces your risk for cancer, heart disease and a host of other illnesses.

  • Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and fiber.

  • Choose lean meats and poultry without skin. Broiling and steaming are good low-fat cooking methods.

  • Include some of these “super foods” in your diet whenever possible. Blueberries, legumes, nuts, broccoli, oats, oranges, pumpkin, salmon, dark green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, walnuts, green or black tea are good ones to try.

  • When choosing dairy products, try to select fat-free, 1% fat or low-fat options

  • Limit your salt intake. Try freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice, cracked black pepper or fresh herbs to enhance the flavor of the foods you eat.

  • Cut back on foods and beverages that have added sugar in them.

  • Aim for 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day. Fifteen minutes in the morning and fifteen minutes in the evening are just fine!

  • Know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. Help keep them in check by eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise.

  • Manage your stress. Remember to take good care of yourself when you’re dealing with life’s problems.

  • Get enough sleep! Try to get 6 to 8 hours a night.

  • If you drink alcohol, always do so in moderation.

Info from: Webmd.com, AHA

Advanced technology, a trusted team of physicians and compassionate care...these are the qualities you look for when choosing a heart health partner. The care you receive at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) Heart and Vascular Institute rivals that of any in the Mid-Atlantic region.

In an emergency, always call 911!

Mission Lifeline

To learn more about the Heart and Vascular Institute, call 443-643-3729.