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Transitions and Recovery

Healthy Hearts Program

As an integral part of the Denver Health Heart and Vascular, Healthy Hearts transitions patients from the hospital to their home, so they can manage their disease on their own. The program is conducted by a team of experts, including a Nurse Practitioner, a Registered Nurse and two exercise Physiologists who work closely with our cardiologists in managing patients with various heart conditions.

 

Healthy Hearts provides education to all hospitalized patients with congestive heart failure, heart attack, coronary stent placement, coronary artery bypass surgeryvalve surgery or cardiac device placement. Healthy Hearts enables patients and their families to manage daily living with a heart condition by teaching them about cardiac medications, daily weight monitoring, diet counseling, exercise and smoking cessation.

 

Before an eligible patient goes home from the hospital, he or she is scheduled for a return visit with Healthy Hearts within two weeks. During the return visit, a Nurse Practitioner or a Registered Nurse and a Cardiologist review the patient's progress. Healthy Hearts facilitates enrollment into the Colorado “Quitline” program for smoking cessation and also strives to enroll patients in our Cardiac Rehabilitation exercise program.

 

We’re proud of our Heart and Vascular team for their recognition by the American Heart Association (AHA) for advanced achievement in the prevention and treatment of heart failure. Healthy Hearts follows the recommendations of the AHA for guideline-based care for congestive heart failure and heart attack patients. The AHA has recognized our Healthy Hearts program with its Gold Award from 2009-12, and,2015-16 for excellence in the “Heart Failure Get with the Guidelines” program.

 

The Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award is designated for hospitals implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the AHA and American College of Cardiology Foundation. The national designation is in part due to our team’s research-based guidelines that speed patient recovery and improve patient outcomes.



Heart & Vascular Services

Schedule an Appointment

Ask your doctor to refer you to the Denver Health Cardiology Clinic. Schedule an appointment by calling 303-436-4949.

Heart and Vascular Center
at Denver Health

700 Delaware St.
Davis Pavilion North, 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80204

303-602-3822

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Referring Medical Providers

Referral requests from doctors should be faxed directly to 720-956-2320. Please include patient contact and insurance information, as well as relevant clinic notes.