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:
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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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