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Heart care

Trusted heart care in Olivia

When it comes to heart health, you need expert care you can trust. Our experienced cardiology team is here to help. We use the latest developments in cardiology to identify heart disease in its earliest stage, when it’s most treatable. To help you achieve your best heart health, we provide a full range of cardiovascular specialties in all areas of heart disease prevention and management.

Olivia Hospital & Clinic is changing the face of rural health care. We offer in-person care, telehealth visits with a cardiologist, and advanced critical care in our emergency room – a designated Level I Heart Attack Center.

Our team works in close partnership with Park Nicollet, as well as the Minneapolis Heart Institute, Abbott Northwestern and CentraCare for cardiology and telecardiology services in order to provide the highest quality care, close to home.

Heart conditions we treat

From high blood pressure to heart disease, our team of experts will create a personalized treatment plan to help you heal. Conditions we treat include:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Congenital heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Arrhythmias
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Autonomic dysfunction of blood pressure or heart rate regulation, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)

No matter your heart condition, we’ll work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan to improve your heart health and get you back to doing what you love. Our services and treatments include:

  • Cardiac education and support
  • Cardiac imaging and diagnostic testing
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiac stress testing (including treadmill, nuclear medicine stress tests and stress echocardiograms)
  • Echocardiograms
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Extended heart monitoring (including Holter, Zio and 30-day event monitors)
  • Inpatient consults (for patients hospitalized for cardiology-related conditions)
  • Preventive health screenings
  • Telecardiology appointments with a cardiologist

Cardiac rehabilitation

Our cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to improve your heart health through exercise, education and stress management. Cardiac rehab can reduce heart symptoms and the chance of having more heart problems. Patients who experienced a cardiac event are encouraged to participate in a cardiac rehab program so they can get back to a more active lifestyle.

Our cardiac rehab team works with you to create a personalized plan based on your unique needs. A referral from your doctor is required to participate in this program.

Cardiac rehab program services

Our Safe Exercise Program is tailored to your abilities and comfort. Your heart tracing, blood pressure and weight will be monitored during your sessions. Our equipment includes a treadmill, elliptical trainer, NuStep trainer, recumbent bike, weights and TheraBands.

Education is geared to controlling risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, stress, smoking and obesity. A nutrition evaluation and counseling session with a registered dietitian is included in the program.

In addition to an individualized exercise plan, you have access to education and support across many topics, including:

  • Cardiovascular function and recovery process
  • Lipid levels (blood cholesterol)
  • Smoking cessation
  • Nutrition and weight control
  • Medications
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Vocational concerns
  • Individual exercise choices

Your care will often begin with meeting a cardiologist, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. They’re experts on heart health and will guide you to getting the care you need. They’ll coordinate with your primary care doctor, as well as other doctors and specialists as needed, so everyone will know your story and can work together to create the best care plan for you. Your care plan may include testing, medication, monitoring or a procedure.

We also offer telecardiology appointments, connecting you with a specialist from the convenience of home. Using your phone or tablet, you can meet virtually with a Park Nicollet cardiologist.

Getting to Olivia Hospital & Clinic

You can find us at 100 Healthy Way in Olivia, Minnesota.