Heart health includes any condition that affects your heart like hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke, and heart arrhythmias, among others. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. These conditions are also leading causes of disability preventing people from working and enjoying family activities.
Heart Health Risk Factors include:
Heart Attack and Stroke
High Blood Pressure
Decrease Body Mass Index
Know the Facts and Assess Your Risk
Sansum Clinic offers ongoing community programs and services to help you maintain your heart health through education and the highest quality of care. Our ongoing Health Education Programs and Health Resource Center have a trained staff that will provide you with reliable, accurate health information. Sansum Clinic Cardiologists are specialists in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
Talk to your doctor about your risk of heart disease.
Our Health Education programs address many factors that affect your heart health. All classes are taught by professionals, include take-home materials and are available on an ongoing basis. They are free of charge or low cost and are open to the community.
Programs include: Cholesterol Management, Diabetes Basics (in English & Spanish), Diabetes Blood Sugar Control, Insulin Users Peer Group, Nutrition Navigator, Pre-Diabetes, Stress Management, Weight Management Strategies and WomenHeart Support Group.
Sansum Clinic offers this innovative support group and education program through a partnership with WomenHeart, the only national organization dedicated to advancing women’s heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support. As the leading voice for the 41 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease, WomenHeart advocates for equal access to quality care and provides information and resources to help women take charge of their heart health.
2nd Tuesday of each month: February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and June 10 - 2013 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Location: Sansum Clinic, 215 Pesetas Lane, Santa Barbara, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Open to the public. Space is limited. Register Online or call toll-free (866) 829-0909
Our Doctors' Weight Management Program invites you to celebrate American Heart Month by making a commitment to eat more foods that are good for your heart health. Black beans, salmon, sweet potatoes, oranges, carrots, low-fat yogurt, and cherries are just a few of the foods that you can add to your healthy grocery cart. If you'd like extra support to lose weight while learning healthier lifestyle strategies to reduce your risk for heart disease and other chronic conditions, call our health educators at 563-6190.
Healthy Recipe: Broiled Halibut
Broiled Halibut is heart healthy. Check out this delicious recipe and more heart healthy ideas on our website.
Sansum Clinic Cardiologists are specialists in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the heart. The Cardiology Department's commitment to patient care, research and new technology means that patients benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques in virtually every area of cardiac medicine - from research, to prevention, to detection, to treatment...for your good health.
Cardiologists and Heart Surgeons
Our board-certified cardiologists and heart surgeons work tirelessly to improve the health of our patients. As a teaching and medical research facility, they are able to offer patients the latest technologies and access to new life-saving therapies.
Echocardiography Excellence: ICAEL Accreditation
Sansum Clinic's echocardiography laboratory received accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL), making it the first accredited lab in Santa Barbara County.
Interventional Cardiology is a sub-specialty of cardiology and refers to diagnostics and non-surgical treatments of the heart. Cardiac interventions are used to diagnosis and treat coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and congenital heart disease.
Cardiac Electrophysiology, also a sub-specialty of cardiology, is the focus on the heart's electrical system and heart rhythm. Abnormalities in a person's heartbeat can be a symptom of a serious condition.
Nuclear Cardiology, like radiology, uses ionizing radiazation, which causes transfers at the cellular level. Small amounts in the form of radioactive tracers are used to bind specific organs in a person's body where the nuclear camera localizes the tracer and transfers it into a picture.
The Cardiology Department offers state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization using low-radiation, high-resolution digital equipment that maximizes both patient safety and image quality.
Sansum Clinic is proud to partner with the American Heart Association to support their Go Red For Women movement - 10 years of fighting to save women's lives from heart disease. While the progress has been significant, there's a long way to go.
Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.
Heart disease kills more women than men, at an average rate of one death per minute.
Heart disease kills more women than all kinds of cancer combined.
CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF GOING RED BY WEARING RED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1.
Join us as we wear red on Friday, February 1, 2013 for the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day.