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.
Miami Valley Hospital provides various educational and support programs, tools, information, and links for individuals that have been touched by heart disease.
Heart Attack Warning Signs
Not all heart attacks are the same. Some are sudden, dramatic, and leave no doubt that the victim is in trouble. Other heart attacks are subtle, quiet, and with little or no pain. Both can cause a lot of damage and even death. Knowing the signs of a heart attack and getting help quickly may save your life…or someone else's. Learn more.
Many people who experience a heart attack at home, work, or in public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. If you were a bystander, would you be prepared to take action? Learn about the American Heart Association’s Hands Only CPR . For information about CPR, First Aid, and AED Certifications, visit the Red Cross.
Heart Health Events, Education, and Screenings
Atrium Medical Center, other Premier Health hospitals, facilities, and partners work together to promote healthy living through education, prevention, and early detection. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of events, classes, and screenings to encourage healthy decision-making. See our calendar of events for more information.
Mended Hearts™ Wright Hearts
Mended Hearts is a national organization affiliated with the American Heart Association dedicated to comforting and inspiring hope in patients and their families affected by heart disease. Wright Hearts Chapter #61 is the local group that partners with hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. Members assist others through their visiting program, regular chapter meetings, and special events.
Wright Hearts Chapter #61 meets the second Tuesday of the month and welcome all. For more information call (937) 617-1061 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask Miami Valley Hospital
- Physician Videos – In these videos Miami Valley Hospital cardiologists talk about cardiology and vascular conditions and treatments.
- Staff Videos – Members of the Miami Valley Hospital cardiology team and staff members explain their roles.
Questions of the Heart
Premier Health physicians answer frequently asked questions about heart and vascular health. Watch their videos or read the transcripts.
- Aortic Stenosis. When a Heart Valve is Too Tight - Premier Health’s Dr. George Broderick answers frequently asked questions about aortic stenosis and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
- The Beat Goes On - What causes our hearts to beat fast, slow, steady, or erratic? It’s an internal electrical system. Learn about your heart’s rhythm.
- All about A Fib - Atrial fibrillation (A Fib) is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). What is important to know?
- Leg Pain?- If you have leg pain with walking you may have peripheral arterial disease.
- What is Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery? - It’s a specialty surgical field that includes robotically-assisted technology and improving patient outcomes.
The Heart Institute of Dayton
The Heart Institute of Dayton (THID) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to cardiac education and prevention programs for physicians, health care professionals, and the public. Services and resources available include:
- Sylvan Lee Weinberg Distinguished Lecture Series - Offers speakers that represent a wide range of America’s leaders in cardiovascular medicine and surgery. Free CME lectures for physicians, nurses, and other specialists are offered monthly.
- The Education Channel - Created in partnership with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine to offer professionals the opportunity to earn free CME credits by watching past Heart Institute of Dayton lectures and course work.
- Internet Resources - Learn more about heart health and heart disease from these trusted resources.
In addition to helping heart patients adapt to a new lifestyle after surgery or a cardiac event, Miami Valley Hospital gives patients psychological and educational support. Our program offers ongoing education about topics such as diet, medications, new cardiac technology, and coping skills for dealing with a new cardiac diagnosis and stress, as well as a supervised exercise program.
Live Well, Stay Well
Learn more about the best ways to care for your heart:
Premier Health is proud to have over 2,300 physicians credentialed at our facilities. Search Find a Doctor to find a physician specialized in heart and vascular care.
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:
Content Updated: July 7, 2016