Heart Health

Get started with heart healthy living!

The right decisions can help prevent heart disease from becoming an obstacle in your life.  Heart health starts early in life, and it is up to you to follow a lifestyle that keeps your heart healthy, or a lifestyle that can lead to a heart attack.  Healthcare may not be an exact science and definitely is not one-size-fits-all, but you have control of enough of your health to make a huge difference!

Below are resources to help guide you on your journey to a heart-healthy lifestyle.


If you are experiencing unexplained chest pain or pressure, or a feeling of acid reflux, please call 911 and visit the Emergency Department for evaluation.


Take the Heart Disease Risk Assessment


Nutrition & Heart-Healthy Eating

Perry Memorial Nutritional Counseling ->

Podcast:  Nutrition choices during COVID-19

Podcast:  Nutrition Myths Lightning Round (Part 1)

Podcast:  Nutrition Myths Lightning Round (Part 2)

Blog:  6 Realistic Tips for a Healthier Christmas

Spotlight:  Registered Dietitian Nutritionists


Activity & Heart-Healthy Exercise

Perry Memorial Cardiopulmonary Rehab ->

Podcast:  Guide to home exercise

Podcast:  How to succeed with a new routine

Blog:  Take a SMART approach to the New Year


Patient Stories About Heart Attacks

Podcast:  Heart attacks, prevention, and COVID-19

Podcast:  Stories from heart attack survivors

Blog:  A Tale of Two Heart Attacks

Podcast:  How lifestyles change after a heart attack


Risk Factors of Heart Disease

Podcast:  Why do healthy people have heart attacks?

Podcast:  Control the risk factors of heart disease

Podcast:  What should you tell your doctor?  Speak up!


COVID-19 and Heart Health

Podcast:  Chest pain, heart palpitations, and COVID-19

Blog:  How COVID-19 affects the heart

Blog:  Maintaining health and wellness during a pandemic