Education and Support
The heart is an amazing organ that continuously pumps blood to nourish and provide energy to the body. It works ceaselessly, beating about 3 billion times during an average lifetime. The heart is a very complicated organ, but taking care of it can be simple.
Warning Signs of a Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest
Not all heart attacks are the same. Some are sudden and dramatic, and leave no doubt that the victim is in trouble. Other heart attacks are subtle and quiet, with little or no pain. Both can cause a lot of damage. Would you recognize a heart attack? Learn how.
Heart Support Groups
You may benefit from sharing your experiences, support, and knowledge with other people living with heart disease.
In addition to helping heart patients adapt to a new lifestyle after surgery or a cardiac event, our cardiac rehab program gives patients psychological and educational support. The program offers ongoing education about topics such as diet, medications, new cardiac technology, and coping skills for dealing with a new cardiac diagnosis. The group of longtime patients, some of whom may be attending for many years, become like a family, supporting each other, planning outings, and forming lifelong friendships.
Learn more about Cardiac Rehab
Affiliated with the American Heart Association, Mended Hearts is a support group for cardiac patients. Learn More
Learn About Heart and Vascular Disease
In these educational videos, cardiology surgeons at Miami Valley Hospital talk about cardiology and vascular conditions and treatments.
In these videos, Miami Valley Hospital cardiology staff members explain the roles of the various staff members you will meet.
Premier Health Library
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about cardiology and heart and vascular disease. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery, and much more:
What is Heart Disease
How Your Heart Works
Live Well, Stay Well
Learn more about the best ways to care for your heart:
Heart Healthy Recipes
Content Updated: March 24, 2015