The Anticoagulation Clinic provides supportive services to patients requiring coumadin therapy. Coumadin (generic-Warfarin) is one of the most commonly prescribed anticoagulant medications. Coumadin is used to offer protection from the development of a blood clot and protects against heart attack and stroke. Coumadin is often used for patients who suffer from clotting disorders, patients who have undergone heart valve surgery or other complicated surgical procedures, or patients who suffer from an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Click here to learn more.
For patients who have undergone surgeries or procedures to treat heart disease, it is important to change any unhealthy habits that helped to create the problem in the first place. The Cardiovascular Health Management Program provides care for patients following open heart surgery or a stent procedure or for patients with abnormal heart catheterizations or peripheral vascular disease that require medical treatment. Click here to learn more.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance produced by the body and taken in with food. When there is too much of the waxy substance on the walls of the arteries, you face a dramatically higher risk of a complete blockage, leading to a heart attack or stroke. The Cholesterol Management Program assists individuals in achieving healthy cholesterol through lifestyle changes and medication. Click here to learn more.
Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), means your heart can't pump enough blood to meet your body's needs. While CHF is a serious condition that has no cure, patients that prevent or control risk factors and aggressively manage any underlying conditions can live a full and enjoyable life. York Hospital offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary program that focuses on helping patients to manage the disease and improve quality of life. Click here to learn more.
WellSpan's Women's Heart Programs are designed to address the unique diagnostic and treatment needs of women with heart problems. These programs provide prevention and educational services for women who are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease or women who have known or suspected disease. Our nurse educator evaluates each woman for risk factors so that an individualized plan of care can be designed to prevent a first heart attack or further progression of existing heart disease. Click here to learn more.