GETTING YOU BACK TO LIFE, WITHOUT THE PAIN
When you have convenient access to the most advanced techniques and technologies in orthopedic care, you can get back to the life you love without joint pain. That’s why Tower Health has a team of expert surgeons, specially trained nurses, and therapists at each of our convenient locations including Brandywine, Jennersville, Phoenixville, and Pottstown Hospitals. With comprehensive programs integrating preoperative education, cutting-edge surgical procedures, and postoperative rehabilitation, your Journey to pain-free living starts here.
Your Path to a Healthy Heart Starts Here
Every 30 seconds, your heart beats — for you, and for those you love. But every 34 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. Every year, your heart keeps you strong. But every year, heart disease claims around 610,000 lives. You don’t have to be part of these statistics. Just follow these five simple steps to start your path to a healthy heart:
- Learn your risk and understand your body. Some risk factors are genetic and usually cannot be changed, but others are acquired from your lifestyle and can be changed — learning and understanding the difference can help you prevent heart disease and a heart attack.
- Test your blood pressure. Abnormally high blood pressure, called hypertension, is known as the silent killer because it presents very few symptoms and is a leading indicator of heart disease — managing yours can save your life.
- Maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Elevated cholesterol levels can lead to a stroke, heart attack, or other health conditions. Your heart is also affected by your blood sugar levels, which can increase your risk of diabetic heart disease. Eating a diet that’s rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish can help you maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels — and a healthy heart.
- Measure your Body Mass Index (BMI). Excess body weight is directly linked to a higher risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and other severe health conditions. If your BMI is over 25, talk to a Tower Health physician about a weight management plan that can help you lose weight and gain a stronger heart.
- Take your Tower Health Heart Risk Assessment. The strength of your heart health is in your hands, so take a few minutes to learn and understand your risk with our free Heart Risk Assessment — knowledge makes the heart grow stronger.
Find a Tower Health Hospital Near You
From preventive services to educational programs and diagnostic testing, discover your full continuum of heart care and jump-start a conversation with an expert today. Click on a Tower Health location near you to get started.
Scott was always proactive about his heart health. As a 48-year-old father, he maintained a healthy diet and made it a point to get to CrossFit every day. He had always listened to his body — which is why he knew something wasn’t right when he started experiencing unusual pain on his left side and had longer than usual recovery times after his daily workouts. Scott turned to his cardiologist at Reading Hospital, where our team identified a massive blockage in one of the main arteries in his heart. We performed minimally invasive heart surgery in our cardiac catheterization lab that not only restored blood flow to his heart — it saved his life. Scott was back at home the same day as his procedure, and today, he’s back to hiking and biking with his family.