Center for Preventive Cardiac & Vascular Health & Wellness
We offer a variety of programs to prevent heart disease and improve your overall heart health, including disease education, nutrition, risk reduction, lifestyle changes, cholesterol management and more. All this starts with a visit to one of our board-certified cardiologists or vascular surgeons, who can educate you on heart health risks, identify any potential issues and create a treatment plan, if needed. He or she can also help you take preventive measures to keep your heart healthy and avoid potential issues in the future.
Services We Offer
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Our comprehensive outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program begins shortly after discharge from the hospital. The program provides closely supervised exercise, education and counseling. Patients attend classes two to three times per week at the NCH Wellness Center, located on the hospital campus in Arlington Heights. A physician referral is required to participate in the program.
Supervised Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Patients
Approximately 8.5 million people in the United States have PAD, a disease that is similar to coronary artery disease but occurs in the arteries of the legs. Physical activity and exercise are important for preventing or improving symptoms of PAD. Our Supervised Exercise Therapy program is offered through the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, located in the NCH Wellness Center on the hospital campus. It’s designed to extend walking distances, build healthy habits and improve the quality of life for those with PAD.
Our tobacco treatment specialists are trained to counsel you in developing a personalized plan using the best tools, resources and social support. Our specialists understand that quitting tobacco requires breaking the nicotine addiction as well as making a major change in behavior and lifestyle. Sign up for free Kick the Habit Counseling, which offers individual counseling by trained professionals who are ready to support you in your journey to become and remain tobacco-free. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 847-618-7992.