Heart Care

Signs of Heart Attack

Call 911 or get emergency care right away if you or someone else has:

  • Chest pain, pressure, or tightness that may move to your jaw, neck, left arm, or back
  • Dizziness, nausea, or vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Trouble breathing

Heart Conditions:

  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia), such as atrial fibrillation

Treatments & Services

Depending on your symptoms and preferences, your care plan may include:

You can also rely on DOHC to help you recover after heart surgery, such as heart valve replacement and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).

Heart Disease Care

If you have heart disease, ask your primary care provider for a referral to DOHC’s Cardiology program. This specialized program can help you manage your condition and lessen symptoms, such as chest pain, lightheadedness, and shortness of breath.

Nationally Recognized Care for High Blood Pressure

Expect a full range of treatment choices to lower your blood pressure and reach a healthy level. DOHC holds the Target: BP Gold Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) thanks to how we help patients get blood pressure under control.

Team Approach to Care

Depend on all members of your DOHC team, including your primary care provider, to work together to make sure you receive the care that’s safest and most effective for you. You may also get heart care from:

  • Cardiologist
  • Dietitians
  • Nurse educators
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurse Practitioners

Keep Your Heart Healthy

Benefit from DOHC’s partnership with the AHA and our sponsorship of the Life is Why campaign. Access AHA resources on heart-healthy food choices, physical activities, and other topics on the AHA website.

  • Stay at a healthy weight, and eat heart-healthy foods
    • Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other high-fiber foods
    • Choose foods that are low in saturated fat and trans fat
    • Limit salt (sodium)
    • Eat at least two servings of fish each week. Oily fish, which contain omega-3 fatty acids, are best
    • Limit drinks and foods with added sugar
  • Get at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week. Walking is a good choice. You also may want to do other activities, such as running, swimming, cycling, or playing tennis or team sports
  • If you smoke, quit. It may be the best thing you can do to prevent heart disease. If you need help quitting, talk to your doctor about stop-smoking programs and medicines. These can increase your chances of quitting for good
  • Stay at a healthy weight by balancing the calories you eat with your physical activity
  • Limit alcohol to 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women
  • Manage stress. Stress can hurt your heart. Keep stress low by talking about your problems and feelings, rather than keeping your feelings hidden. Try different ways to reduce stress, such as exercise, deep breathing, meditation, or yoga
  • Manage cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes, if you need to. Follow your doctor’s instructions

Heart Care

Get expert cardiac care and help to live a heart-healthy life from the knowledgeable doctors and team of experts at Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC).

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