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Upper East Side Introduces Healthy Heart Program

By July 11, 2017 No Comments

Upper East Side is pleased to announce its Healthy Heart Program;
a program designed to assist patients to achieve and maintain optimal cardiovascular health.


Heart fail­ure affects approx­i­mate­ly 5 mil­lion Amer­i­cans and is the lead­ing cause of hos­pi­tal­iza­tions in the Unit­ed States in peo­ple old­er than 65 years. The goal of the Health Heart Pro­gram is to pro­vide post- acute care to patients as they recov­er from a car­diac event and restore over­all health.

The Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team com­prised of med­ical providers, nurs­es, ther­a­pists, dieti­cians and social work­ers will over­see every aspect of your care and devel­op an indi­vid­u­al­ized plan focused on your needs and goals. A true mea­sure of our suc­cess is the devel­op­ment of our team so UES has part­nered with Mt. Sinai Ace Acad­e­my Pro­gram to pro­vide edu­ca­tion to staff on heart fail­ure.  The team will also work close­ly with our expert car­di­ol­o­gist to adjust treat­ments to ensure a path to recovery.

The program comprises of:

  • Assess­ment of the heart health with the use of advanced treat­ment pro­to­cols such as Telemed­i­cine and New Bio-Imped­ance Device
  • Lipid man­age­ment and vital signs monitoring
  • Edu­ca­tion about heart health
  • Treat­ments and sup­port to reduce heart dis­ease risks
  • Nutri­tion and exer­cise counseling
  • Smoke ces­sa­tion and stress management

A key com­po­nent of the pro­gram is pro­vid­ing patient edu­ca­tion and guid­ance on exer­cise, nutri­tion, med­ica­tion use and oth­er ways to improve heart health so you can suc­cess­ful­ly return to the com­mu­ni­ty. UES uses advanced treat­ment pro­to­cols and tech­nol­o­gy such as telemed­i­cine to keep in close con­tact with med­ical providers as well as a new bio-imped­ance device that will mon­i­tor changes in heart condition.

Benefits of the program:

  • Pre­vent re-hospitalization
  • Decreas­es health cost
  • Max­i­mizes patient activities
  • Sup­port patient and increas­es confidence

For more infor­ma­tion about the Healthy Heart Pro­gram and the Upper East Side Reha­bil­i­ta­tion and Nurs­ing Cen­ter, please call 212–879‑1600.