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Heart Disease Prevention

Diagnostic Cardiology

Services for the evaluation and detection of cardiovascular disease include the following tests by physician referral.
  • EKG
  • Holter monitor testing
  • Cardiac event reporting test
  • Treadmill stress testing
  • Pharmacologic nuclear stress testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Tilt table testing
  • Ankle brachial index testing (ABI)
  • Carotid duplex testing
  • Venous duplex testing
  • Non-invasive peripheral testing

Your primary care physician or a cardiologist will initiate a referral in the event that you need any of these tests.  For information and appointments, call 860-210-5245. 

    Heart Disease Prevention

    More Americans die from cardiovascular disease than from all forms of cancer combined. Yet unlike cancer, cardiovascular disease tends not to appear suddenly. Many of its risk factors can be monitored and controlled as they occur over time. This gives you the opportunity to reverse their impact, reducing your risk of serious problems later on, in many cases by 30 to 40 percent.

    For cardiovascular disease, the most common risk factors include:

    • high cholesterol
    • high blood pressure
    • lack of exercise
    • cigarette smoking
    • excess weight
    • diabetes
    • family history

    Because these factors often appear in combination, and to different degrees for each person, there's no single solution.

    New Milford Hospital offers ongoing Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cardiac Fitness programs to help patients with known cardiac disease or risk factors improve their health and well-being.  These medically supervised programs are for anyone looking to improve their overall fitness, including strength and flexibility, who may have health risks or history of cardiovascular disease.  A physician referral is required.  For more information, call 860-210-5328.