Cardiac Care Nutrition

At Nutrition Link, we are Registered Dietitians that practice an integrative and functional approach to counsel your patients with our Cardiac Care Program.

Several genetic conditions, which run in families, are linked to heart disease, such as hypertension, abnormal blood lipids, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes, according to the World Heart Federation. Another genetic risk factor are specific race populations as stated by the American Heart Association.

Eating healthy meals is key to cardiovascular improvement. Reducing the intake of sugars and fats, lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels. We tailor a diet plan and promote heart health by educating patients and family members. This includes intake of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, olive oil and fish containing omega-3 fatty acids. These functional approaches help to decrease inflammation, increase HDL or “good” cholesterol and decrease blood pressure.

We tailor a diet plan and promote heart health by educating patients and family members.

Take This Heart Health Quiz

Take This Heart Health Quiz

This simple quiz can help you learn more about your heart health.

Are you at risk?

Upon completion of the form, your result will indicate if you should seek additional medical advice and see a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

    Note: Metabolic syndrome is defined as having at least three of the conditions above
  • Count Up Your "Yeses"

  • Answering "yes" to three or more of these questions indicates that you are at high risk for developing cardiovascular disease and should talk to your primary care physician about scheduling a screening and make an appointment with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for healthy eating to help you meet your goals. This tool is not designed to diagnose cardiovascular disease. Nutrition Link Services, LLC accepts all major insurances and Medicaid. Also, if you have Chronic Kidney Disease or Diabetes, Medicare can pay for your visit. Reference: https://www.memorialheartvascular.com/risk#

The DASH Diet

• Individual and Group Nutrition Counseling – Outpatient RDNs are available to provide weekly sessions with individuals based on their personal needs.
• We offer an online Self Assessment to start the program.

The New Blood Pressure guidelines based on American Heart Association

• Normal: Less than 120/80 mmHg
• Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80
• Stage 1: Systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89
• Stage 2: Systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm hg
• Some patients with medication – 130/80 mm hg rather than 140/90 recently changed

Behavior modification techniques, meal planning and weight control.
• Blood pressure and cholesterol control
• Exercise
• Education

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