Cardiac rehabilitation improves your health and quality of life whether you have had a cardiac event or have risk factors for heart disease.
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.
Our vascular surgeons are highly skilled and experienced.
Patients encourage each other to get moving again after a heart attack.
Take our online risk assessment to find out your odds of heart disease.
UM UCH has a certified pulmonary rehabilitation program
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.
To learn more about the Heart and Vascular Institute, call 443-643-3729.
This page was last updated: July 30, 2015