Vim & Vigor - Spring 2012 - North Mississippi - (Page 2)

Opening ThoughTs NMMC Heart Institute: The Region’s Leader in Cardiovascular Services Dear Readers: For some people, deciding where to go for quality heart care can be a real test. While many cardiac programs look the same, only a close examination will reveal the best. Please take the following into consideration when you’re determining the best resource for you or a loved one: Physician availability: The North Mississippi Medical Center Heart Institute in Tupelo gives you access to nationally recognized physicians whenever you need them, day or night. Support: NMMC Heart Institute patients benefit from a comprehensive team that includes top cardiologists, electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons as well as cardiac nurses, technicians, therapists and others. Highly skilled physician specialists such as radiologists, pulmonologists and nephrologists provide additional support when needed. Experience: Their experience leads to expertise. More patients and procedures add up to fewer complications and better outcomes. The NMMC Heart Institute is one of the most experienced programs in the region, performing more than 10,000 cardiology procedures and 1,000 heart and lung surgeries each year. Technology: Since 1981, the NMMC Heart Institute has pioneered many diagnostic and treatment technologies. NMMC was the first in the state to provide advanced cardiac mapping capabilities and one of the first in the nation to offer cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure. If you have questions about the health of your heart, please speak with your personal physician, or call 800-THE DESK (800-843-3375) to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider located near you. John Heer President and CEO North Mississippi Health Services Heart Talk You are at risk for heart disease if you: • have high blood pressure • have high cholesterol • smoke • are diabetic • are not physically active • are under stress • have a family history of heart disease • are postmenopausal To learn the warning signs for a heart attack for men and women, visit oNLINe Visit for a complete listing of the cardiologists, electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons on NMMC’s medical staff. Get Help for Your Heart 2 Vim & Vigor • SP R I N G 2 012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2012 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2012 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Building Healthier Hearts
Young at Heart
Caring for the Little Ones
Get Real
How Far We’ve Come
Patient Survival Guide
Perfect Attendance
Jennifer Hudson, Grammy-winning recording artist
Lean on Me
Intimidated by the Gym?
What Is Your Volunteer Style?
A Prescription for Relief
Virtual Health
SPECIAL You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
Get Heart Healthy!
Growing Stronger
The Doctor Will See You Now
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2012 - North Mississippi