Healthy Heart Program for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
At HNE, we understand that worrying about your heart is stressful. There are a lot of things to keep track of, such as diet, medications and exercise. Whether you are newly diagnosed or already experiencing complications, HNE wants to help you and your physician manage your heart health.
That's why HNE has developed it's Healthy Heart Program, for those with a diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease.
Through a series of 6 telephonic coaching sessions over 3 months, the program staff will work with you to determine your education needs and struggles, develop control over your heart health and a strong relationship with your physician. The program is available to you free of charge.
As part of the program you will:
- Have a one on one relationship with a care manager.
- Receive education over the phone with supplemental materials mailed to you.
- Receive guidance on issues such as diet, exercise, smoking, stress, etc.
If you would like to participate in our program, please call 1-800-842-4464 and ask a Member Services Associate to connect you with the Care Manager for you.
Regardless of whether you choose to work with your personal Care Manager or not, you can benefit from the great resources provided to you here below! Please take the time to educate yourself and gain more control over your heart health!
Glossary of Terms
What is Coronary Artery Disease?
What are the Day to Day Concerns?
What is Angina?
Recognizing a Heart Attack or Angina
Controlling Your Cholesterol
Lifestyle Changes to Control Cholesterol
Facts About Dietary Fat
Understanding Fat and Cholesterol
Understanding Food and Cholesterol
Nutrition and MyPlate: Oils
Eating the Right Number of Calories (2010 Guidelines)
Reading Food Labels
Tips for Using Less Salt
Exercise & Weight
Exercise Stress Test
Exercise for a Healthier Heart
Weight Management: Exercise and Activity
Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
Taking ACE Inhibitors
Common Heart Medications
Intimacy and Heart Disease: Talking with Your Partner
Intimacy and Heart Disease: Your Emotions
Intimacy and Heart Disease: Communication Tips
Intimacy and Heart Disease: Resuming Sexual Intimacy
Stress Echocardiography (Echo)
Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography (Echo)
Cardiac Nuclear Imaging (Nuclear Stress Test)
Before Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Carotid Artery Problems: Surgery for TIAs
After Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery: In the Hospital
After Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery: At Home
After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
After Carotid Artery Stenting: In the Hospital
After Carotid Artery Surgery: At Home
After Carotid Endarterectomy: In the Hospital
Cardiac Rehabilitation: Emotional Issues
Cardiac Rehabilitation: Following an Exercise Program
What about the Complications of Coronary Artery Disease?
Carotid Artery Problems: Blockage
Carotid Artery Problems: Stroke
What is Heart Failure?
Symptoms of a Heart Attack
Understanding Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
What is a Brain Aneurysm?
Understanding Peripheral Artery Disease
Although many people think of heart disease as a man's problem, women can and do get heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the NUMBER ONE killer of women in the United States! It's also the leading cause of disability among women. And the older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease. All women can take steps to prevent it by practicing healthy lifestyle habits.
Women and Heart Disease: What Women Need to Know
Women and Heart Disease: Tips for Making Small Changes
Women and Heart Disease: Understanding the Risks
Ready to Stop Smoking?
No one should smoke. It's that simple. But, it's not easy to quit. There are resources available to help you quit smoking, though.
Massachusetts "Make Smoking History!" Website
- Hampden County
- Franklin County
- Berkshire County