Education and Support

Love Your Heart 

HeartSafe Online Risk Assessment

Area residents are encouraged to discover their risk of heart disease and learn how to lower this risk from the privacy of home. Click here to complete a free, online questionnaire to determine your risk of heart disease. You will receive an immediate score and information to help evaluate your present condition. 

Online Support

Lakeland has started a Healthy Hearts support group through Facebook to create an online community for people with heart disease. If you have congestive heart failure or are recovering from recent heart surgery, you are invited to join this Facebook group. Led by a Certified Cardiac Rehab Specialist, this group is a place where people can share resources, tips, recipes, and other helpful information with one another. 

Once you log in to Facebook you will need to request to join the group: click here to join. This group is a "closed group" only members of the group will see what is posted, the information will not be shared with your Facebook friends.

Eating Right for a Healthy Heart

Learn how better food habits can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. A registered dietitian will provide tips on following the American Heart Association’s eating plan. A 24-hour advance registration is requested. A minimum of six participants is needed for class to be held. To register, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.

Live Well with Heart Failure

This free class explains the causes and symptoms of heart failure and why your heart isn’t pumping as well as it should. You’ll learn new daily routines for managing this chronic disease and how to take control of your health. Preregistration is required; call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.

MyHealth Matters

You are the most important member of your healthcare team, and you should have all the information you need. MyHealth Matters by Emmi® helps to answer your questions and make you feel more at ease. Watch a series of free, animated online programs that walk you through important information about:

  • Common Questions after a Heart Attack
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetes - Type 2
  • High Cholesterol or Triglycerides
  • Hypertension
  • Lifestyle Changes after a Heart Attack
  • Medications after a Heart Attack
  • Thinking About Quitting Smoking
Ready to get started? Go to: www.goemmi.com Enter Code: HEART

Continue Watching

Cardiac Care: Rusty Schrubba "More than Just Heartburn"

After a successful surgery at Lakeland Heart and Vascular, Rusty is back to maintaining an active lifestyle.

Keeping Tabs on Your Ticker: Can a Smartwatch Save Your Life? (Dennis Disch, MD)

Cardiologist Dennis Disch, MD, talks about the future of wearable technology and its ability to detect and help treat heart-related conditions.

Heart Attack: Terry Allen “Your Body Knows Best”

An elephant sitting on his chest, pain down his left arm, and a metallic taste in his mouth. All warning signs St. Joseph resident, Terry Allen experienced prior to having a heart attack and receiving care at Lakeland Medical Center.

Physician Video Profile: Dilip Arora, MD (Cardiology)

Dilip Arora, MD treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

Physician Video Profile: Christopher Chiu, MD (Cardiology)

Christopher Chiu, MD treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

Physician Video Profile: Jerome Kuhnlein, MD (Cardiology)

Jerome Kuhnlein, MD treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

Physician Video Profile: Thomas Pow, MD (Cardiology)

Thomas Pow, MD treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

Heart Attack: Brian Miner "Beyond the Blockage"

When Brian Miner, a pipefitter working on the new Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion, couldn’t ignore the chest pain any longer, he laid down his tools and walked over to the Emergency Department.

Provider Video Profile: Scott Mihalik, PA (Cardiology)

Scott Mihalik, PA treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

Provider Video Profile: David Chalupa, PA (Cardiology)

David Chalupa, PA treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

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