Heart & Vascular Services

Heart & Vascular Services

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Diet and Exercise Still Critical

If you're at risk for a heart attack, you should do more than take cholesterol-lowering medication. Researchers at the University of Texas studied 400 people with heart disease and found that those who took only medication had a 30 percent risk for a heart attack or open-heart surgery. But those who took medication, ate a low-fat diet and exercised had a 5 percent risk.



For over 30 years, Winchester Medical Center has provided advanced cardiovascular care to area residents. Our team of cardiovascular experts offers a variety of programs and services that can help you make positive changes and better manage conditions that impact cardiovascular health.

We offer comprehensive cardiovascular services including: 
 
Resources for Patients

  • Anticoagulation Clinic - Outpatient services to monitor and manage the medication(s) that you take to prevent blood clots. 
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - A medically supervised program to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical and mental functioning
  • Congestive Heart Failure Clinic - Specialized nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and other healthcare professionals who, together with your physician, can assist you in the management of heart failure. 
  • CPR Anytime A program teaching the core skills needed to administer CPR for adults and infants. 
  • Enhanced External Counter-pulsation (EECP®) Therapy - treatment for patients who have persistent angina symptoms and have been unsuccessful with other treatment methods.  
  • HeartAware Risk Assessment - A free, on-line risk assessment to find out if you are at risk for developing heart disease. 
  • Heart Attack Risk Program - Screenings to identify risk factors for heart attack and vascular diseases.
  • Living with Heart Disease - Free classes for patients and families on topics including how the heart works, cardiac medications, heart healthy exercises, heart failure and medications.
  • Mended Hearts - A support group for heart surgery patients, their families and caregivers.
  • Mended Little Hearts –  A support program for parents of children with heart defects and heart disease.
  • Non-invasive diagnostic cardiology services - At the first sign of heart disease physicians can order test to “see” the heart and its function without having to enter the body.