Education & Resources

At Augusta University Cardiovascular Center for Heart Care, we are dedicated to providing you with a variety of educational tools and resources. Our goal is that you can enjoy seamless care at our center, but also learn how to improve your heart health

When you visit us for the first time, you should arrive 15 minutes early, bring your medications, insurance cards, Medicare or Medicaid cards, and a photo ID. For a list of our office addresses, please review our locations page.

As we work together to improve your heart health, please ask questions and let us help you learn how much of your heart health is within your control. Even small changes in your daily habits can have a significant impact on your heart health.

Tips for Healthy Living with Heart Disease

Stop Smoking

Smoking can raise your blood pressure, increase your risk for blood clotting, and decrease your good cholesterol. If you currently smoke, consider stopping smoking aids such as patches, pills and support groups to help you quit.

Manage Your Weight

Managing your weight is essential to reduce your risk of heart disease. To maintain a healthy weight, commit to heart-healthy eating, exercise often, and get plenty of sleep.

Engage in Cardiovascular Exercises Regularly

Regular cardiovascular exercises can strengthen your heart and blood vessels, improve the flow of oxygen throughout your body, and help you maintain a healthy weight. Walking, jogging, running, jumping rope, and swimming are all great examples of cardiovascular exercises.

Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet

A balanced diet is key to managing your weight and living well with heart disease. Try to limit sodium, trans fats, saturated fats, fried foods, processed foods, and baked goods and fill your diet with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Watch Your Alcohol Intake

In addition to causing weight gain, drinking too much alcohol can worsen your heart disease, making it imperative for you to limit your alcohol intake. Try to save alcoholic beverages for special occasions instead of consuming them daily.

Control Stress

To calm your heart, make sure to control your stress levels. You can do so by exercising, meditating, participating in hobbies, or spending quality time with friends and family.

Useful Articles to Help You Live with Heart Disease:

Community Education on Early Heart Attack Care

Learn More About Heart Rhythm Issues

Attack Proof your Heart

6 Heart-Healthy Habits