Rehab club designed for heart patients

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JASPER — The “Hearty Hearts” Rehab Club is an organization formed specifically for all former and current Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab and Angina Heart Therapy patients and their families.

The meetings are held quarterly and are conducted by the nurses and exercise physiologists of the Cardiac Rehab and Angina Heart Therapy Department of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, in the Medical Arts Building Conference Center, 721 W. 13th St. The guest speaker will be Natalie O’Connor, NP, from Heartland Cardiology. The topic will be “Atrial Fibrillation.”

Cardiac Rehab is an outpatient, heart-monitored exercise program for patients who have had a recent heart attack, angina, coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve replacement surgery, balloon angioplasty or stent placement. Angina Heart Therapy uses Enhanced External Counterpulsation to create new pathways around blocked arteries in the heart by expanding networks of tiny blood vessels.

For more information about the “Hearty Hearts” Cardiac Rehab Club, call the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Center at 812-996-0554 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 0554.

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