Open Accessibility Menu

Prevention & Education

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in America. Unlike most diseases, cardiovascular disease is controllable and preventable. The key is proper education and awareness of what to do to reduce our risks. At Valley Health we are working each and every day to identify people with risk factors for heart disease and teach them how to live a healthier lifestyle before a true emergency occurs. Believe it or not, you have the power to significantly reduce your risk of developing heart problems.

Outpatient Clinic

The preventive cardiology clinic at Winchester Cardiology and Vascular Medicine | Valley Health provides services for patients who may be at higher risk for heart disease because of genetic conditions, family history and other factors, to help them manage those risks. The clinic offers assessment, screening, education and follow-up care.

Women’s Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Yet fewer than 50% of women recognize that cardiovascular disease is their greatest health threat, according to a 2020 American Heart Association report. Symptoms may be different or less noticeable. Learn more about women’s heart health.

Calcium Scoring

Patients with a family history of coronary artery disease may be candidates for calcium scoring. A low dose CT scan of the heart measures the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries, and the resulting score helps assess the individual’s risk of developing heart disease. Click here to learn more about cardiac CT calcium scoring at Valley Health.

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Make these lifestyle changes:

  • Schedule an annual wellness visit with your doctor
  • Know your numbers – blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar
  • Know your heart risk factors
  • Eat less sugar and simple carbohydrates
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Stop smoking
  • Know your family history
  • Exercise
  • Work with your doctor


If your friend or loved one went into cardiac arrest, would you know how to perform life-saving CPR? According to the American Heart Association, CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Valley Health offers a number of training options to help you learn CPR.

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a public place).

CPR Anytime™ is a program for anyone who wants to learn basic skills of CPR for adults, children and infants, choking relief and general awareness of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The program can be used to train small groups and community organizations. CPR Anytime does not provide certification in CPR.

For those wishing to earn CPR certification, Heartsaver CPR AED is an instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants.

For more information about CPR training offered by Valley Health, call 540-536-2254.

Related Providers
Related Videos
Related Locations
Latest News