Now is a great time to focus on your heart health and make some heart healthy changes to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. You don’t have to do it alone- encourage your families, friends and community to get involved and improve their heart health too. We have put together some great resources focused on education and awareness to help make our community a healthier place, one heart at a time.

 

 

The Importance of Exercise

Tom Janney, a Certified Nurse Practitioner at San Juan Regional Heart Center, discusses the importance of exercise.

“Don’t feel like you have to start by running a marathon,” Janney said. “Just get out and be as active as you can. By exercising we improve our overall heart function as well as our overall cardiovascular health.”


A Healthy Diet

Kelsey Wolfe, a Certified Nurse Practitioner at San Juan Regional Heart Center, discusses the importance a healthy diet.

“Your diet should be diverse amongst all of the food groups,” Wolfe said. “Be wary of diets that restrict you to just one or two food groups. You want to have lots of healthy whole grains, fruits and vegetables, low fat meats and fish. Salmon is my favorite fish. It’s quick to make and it’s pretty tasty.”


Broken Heart Syndrome

Dr. Rahul Gokhroo of San Juan Regional Heart Center, discusses Broken Heart Syndrome.


Reducing Stress

San Juan Regional Heart Center Interventionist Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Bernard, discusses the need to reduce stress in our lives for good heart health.

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AED Mapping Project

Does your business have an AED? If so, please fill out the form linked below. The purpose of this is to provide emergency services, first responders, community businesses, and residents with up-to-date locations of AEDs within Farmington city limits to reduce the time to defibrillation if required.

Learn more about AED

Add your AED location to the AED Map


 

What should you do?

1) Learn the early signs and symptoms of a heart attack
2) Take the pledge and share EHAC with others 
3) Visit your doctor and discuss your risk
4) Be alert
5) If a heart attack occurs, call 9-1-1

RESOURCES


Heart Health Blogs


Health Library Articles


San Juan Regional Heart Center