The cardiologists on staff at Memorial Healthcare are specially trained to diagnose and treat cardiology and vascular patients.
- Pacemaker Implants & Procedures
- Cardiac Stress Testing
- Nuclear Medicine Testing
- Vascular Testing
- Vascular Surgery
- And Much, Much More (see below)
Classic Symptoms of Heart Attack for Men & Women:
- Squeezing chest pain or pressure
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness in chest
- Recurring chest discomfort
- Pain spreading to shoulders, neck or arms
Symptoms of Heart Attack More Likely in Women:
- Indigestion or gas-like pain
- Dizziness, nausea or vomiting
- Unexplained weakness, fatigue
- Discomfort/pain between shoulder blades
- Sense of impending doom
If you feel you are experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack, call 911 immediately. Get to an emergency room quickly to minimize potential damage to your heart. Talk to your doctor about how you can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack.
The Respiratory Care Department provides a full range of respiratory care, including oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, adult mechanical ventilation, as well as nebulizer treatment, incentive spirometry, oximetry, and peak flow measurement.
A Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab provides full pulmonary function and pulmonary stress testing for those patients who suffer problems associated with asthma, emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Memorial Healthcare Center offers three phases of cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation and our popular Health & Fitness Exercise Program which incorporates advanced cardiac rehabilitation into the overall program:
PHASE I: Preemptive Education
An inpatient education programs with an emphasis on progressive exercise and education. Patients are accepted into this program by referral. These patients have a diagnosis of angina, myocardial infarction (heart attack), or CHF (chronic heart failure).
PHASE II: Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II
An outpatient program designed to serve the needs of patients with stable angina, post myocardial infarction, post coronary artery bypass, post balloon angioplasty, and post valve replacement. Patients are referred by a physician and the program consists of three sessions a week for between six and twelve weeks. Ask your physician about the benefits of this program or contact us at (989) 725-9424, ext. 1524 for more information.
Heart & Fitness Program
Memorial Healthcare invites you to join our popular Heart & Fitness exercise program where you will learn how to improve your overall health and have fun, too. The Heart & Fitness program is facilitated by a Certified Athletic Trainer who will help you develop an exercise program for your specific needs. Others like yourself have found that the Heart & Fitness program has helped them to address health issues such as being overweight, having high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol levels, reducing risk factors for heart disease, back pain and other balance disturbances.
Through valuable one-on-one interaction, you will experience the benefits of improving your health while achieving your personal goals. In addition to exercise supervision, the athletic trainer works with you during each and every session to help you modify your routine so that you get the most out each session (at no additional cost). We also offer a 25% discount to relatives attending Heart & Fitness sessions together.
Before your initial session, we will assist you in obtaining written clearance from your physician to exercise. Then, an overall assessment will be conducted by our qualified staff that will be used to develop a customized exercise regimen for your needs. For more information, contact 989.723.9488, ext. 6325.
A Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is available which provides education and exercise sessions to aid in returning a person to functioning at their highest ability. Patients are accepted into the program by physician referral and will receive education in topics such as disease of the lungs, diet, medication and relaxation. Patients will have exercise sessions tailored to their abilities with the goal of increasing the amount of exercise done. For more information, contact 989.725.9424, ext. 1524.