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Regional Heart Center in Napa, California

As we continue to age, some of the things that we take for granted could include our health and wellness. Over time, things like poor nutrition, neglected physical fitness, and stress, combined with a pre-disposed medical history of heart disease, could be a fatal recipe for stroke or cardiac disease.

Our Cardiac Procedures

Some of our services include:

Cardiology
Cardiac Catheterization
Electrophysiology
Cardiac Surgery
Arrhythmia Management

The Regional Heart Center at Queen of the Valley Medical Center opened in 1989 and has been treating patients throughout the Napa Valley area ever since. Attracting some of the most talented and respected cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists in the nation, we have become a source of expert medical knowledge in the area of cardiology.

A highly trained staff of nurses, technicians, and support personnel allows our center to offer comprehensive cardiovascular services. In addition, we provide some of the nation's most sophisticated programs for people and patients with predisposed health issues and other types of heart problems.

Five Tips to Keep Your Heart Strong

Queen of the Valley Medical Center is devoted to working with kids, adults, and families of all shapes and sizes live healthy lives. Below, we have provided a few tips to keep you and your loved ones in the greatest shape of your life.

Tip #1

Stay Away from Tobacco Products
According the American Heart Association, smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death, especially including chronic heart disorder, stroke, and coronary heart disease. Simply put, the best way to ensure a healthy heart is by living life smoke-free.

Tip #2

Exercise Regularly
In addition to making drastic changes to the waistline, physical activity has been linked to increasing happiness and reducing stress levels. Staying physically active can seem like a never-ending struggle at times, but it is well worth the time – and the sweat! Medical research has gone to show that even as little as 15 minutes of daily physical activity can greatly reduce the risk of heart attack or heart failure.

Tip #3

Stick to a Healthy, Balanced Nutritional Lifestyle
When it comes to nutrition, making great food decisions will be the impetus to living a happy and healthy lifestyle. Though it can be incredibly hard to shake poor nutritional eating habits that have been instilled for years, making small changes can make tremendous changes to your overall health. Choose lean proteins, nutrient-dense vegetables, small amounts of fruit, and healthy fat sources, such as nuts, seeds, or oils to create a solid, nutritional foundation.

Tip #4

Get Quality Sleep Daily
Sleep deprivation can have serious implications on your health. Without proper sleep, you can have a higher risk of obesity, heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, or depression. While adults are recommended to get anywhere from 7 to 9 hours per day, infants are recommended to have at 15 hours and young children should get anywhere from 10 to 14 hours.

Tip #5

Seek Regular Check-Ups with Your Physician
Perhaps the greatest tip of all, patients are always recommended to receive regular and consistent check-ups with their primary care physician or cardiologist. Regular screening can inform you of your overall health, including susceptibility for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

Get a Healthy Heart at Queen of the Valley Medical Center

At Queen of the Valley Medical Center, each of our medical professionals is expressly devoted to integrating exercise, nutrition, disease prevention and illness management into your treatment. Maintaining a healthy, happy heart throughout your entire life can be the key to longevity, and a genuine sense of contentment.

We can meet with you one-on-one to discuss common goals that can help implement healthy, balanced, and nutritious lifestyle changes that can lead to a better, healthier heart. Not only can our individualized plan create healthy choices that can have immediate results, but can also help towards lengthening your life and improving the quality of life that you live – for years and years to come.

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