Healthy Options for a Happy Heart!
Special Patient Programs
Genesis Heart Failure Program
This program supplements physicians care by providing clinical care, instruction and long-term follow-up. Patients are instructed on diet, including sodium restriction, physical activity, medication use, smoking cessation and signs and symptoms of heart failure.
Genesis Visiting Nurse Association staff performs advanced cardiac assessments and provides therapy to homebound patients, reducing their need for hospital readmission.
Genesis Heart Failure Outpatient Center
The Heart Failure Outpatient Center's mission is to improve the quality of life and to decrease hospital readmissions due to complications related to heart failure. Two types of visits are available to tailor treatment according to the needs of the person with heart failure.
- Lasix Injection Visit: Nurse assessment, review of medications, clinical conditions, education, and lab work. The patient is monitored for treatment effectiveness during their 1 to 1.5 hour visit one to two times weekly.
- IV Infusion Therapy: Nurse assessment, review of medications and clinical condition education, lab work, administration, and monitoring of infusion medication. The patient typically infuses four to six hours one to three times weekly.
GMC, Davenport Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase III/IV Program
This program helps heart patients with cardiac conditions and those at risk for heart problems maintain health and fitness. Professional staff with specialized training in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise physiology monitor exercise sessions. Cardiovascular, strength, balance and flexibility training are available at each session. Group educational classes are provided monthly. Family members and friends are welcome to join with a physician referral.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase III/IV is located at the Genesis Heart Institute, 1236 E. Rusholme St., Davenport IA 52803. For more information call Cardiac Rehabilitation at 563-421-6991.
GMC, Silvis PULSE PROGRAM
People Utilizing Life-Saving Exercise (PULSE) is an individualized, medically supervised exercise program that focuses on primary and secondary prevention of heart or cardiovascular disease. The program assists the individual in maintaining or improving cardiovascular fitness while teaching important self-monitoring skills to enhance a lifetime of exercise habits.
The PULSE Program is offered within the Two Rivers YMCA, Moline, 2040 53rd Street. Telephone 309-762-0383.
Genesis SPARC Program
Our Stroke Prevention and Recovery Center offers an aphasia and a stroke support group.
- Speakers are available for community presentations
- Call 563-421-3460 for additional information.
- Let us help you stop smoking as quickly as possible and teach you the effective techniques for ending your physical and psychological addiction to tobacco.
- Sign up for four one-hour sessions by calling GMC, Davenport at 563-421-1769.
- Call GMC, Davenport at 563-421-3867.
Class and Event Information
For information on classes and events, visit us at Genesis Heart Institute or Genesis Health.
- Is your cholesterol level elevated? Have your blood cholesterol level checked regularly starting at age 45. If you are younger than 45, talk to your practitioner to determine if you would benefit from having your cholesterol checked, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, if you smoke, or if heart disease runs in your family.
- Is your blood pressure elevated? Have your blood presssure checked at least every two years if it is normal and more often if it is not. High blood pressure is a reading of 140/90mm/Hg or higher. Ideally maintain a blood pressure lower than 130/80 mm/Hg.
- Do you have diabetes? Have a test for diabetes if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. These three risk factors often occur simultaneously and greatly increase your risk for heart disease.
- Are you at risk for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)? Men between the ages of 65 and 75 who have ever smoked (100 or more cigarettes during lifetime) or who have a family history of AAA should be screened once for abdominal aortic aneurysm. This is an abnormally large or swollen blood vessel in the abdomen. Screenings are available by calling 563-421-3200. These screenings also include an evaluation for peripheral vascular disease and carotid artery disease.
- Could you be depressed? Your emotional health is as important as your physical health. Talk to your practitioner about being screened for depression.