Patient Education

Patient education videos

  • Introduction to your surgical education
  • What to expect before your cardiac surgery
  • What to expect following your cardiac surgery
  • What to expect when you are discharged from the hospital

  • Introduction to Your Heart
  • Exercise and Your Heart
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Eating a Heart Health Diet
  • Stress and Heart Disease
  • Grocery Shopping and Eating Out
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol and Your Heart
  • Medication
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Why Quit Smoking

Patient education videos

  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Zone Tool
  • Heart Zone Tool FAQ: Part 1
  • Heart Zone Tool FAQ: Part 2
  • Heart Failure Warning Signs and Symptoms
  • Ejection Fraction Measurement and Heart Failure

VAD education resources

Prevention and wellness education

Because 80% of heart disease is preventable through how you eat, move and live, you rely on knowing your numbers and your risk in order to live your best, healthiest life.

We are committed to:

  • Educating you about your different symptoms and risk factors.
  • Promoting action regarding biometrics, knowing your numbers, assessing your heart health, and developing a wellness plan to lower your risk.
  • Help you make lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk of heart disease, such as exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a nutritious diet.
Welcome to our heart-conscious community!
  • Access to free Basecamp Prevention + Wellness movement classes, wellbeing classes and nutritional education opportunities.
  • Invitations to our free monthly Healthy Conversations and twice a year to our Women’s Wellness Workshops (February and October).

Learn more about our Basecamp Prevention + Wellness free classes to support your choices. Visit, join a class or two, and follow along to your heart’s content.