The risk factors for heart disease run high in the Arkansas Delta. When compared with the rest of the country, local prevalence for high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity are excessive. As a result, Jefferson Regional Medical Center determined long ago that cardiovascular health was a top priority. With a fully equipped cardiac catheterization lab and six cardiologists on the medical staff, JRMC has made a major investment in improving heart health in the community and across Southeast Arkansas.
JRMC’s compassionate and knowledgeable cardiologists have the best diagnostic tools available to them to carefully examine and diagnose patients. Cardiac diagnostic services include: nuclear stress testing, electrocardiography (EKG or ECG), angiography, Holter and event monitoring (to diagnose heart irregularities), cardiovascular ultrasound or echocardiography, and even transesophageal echocardiography.
When a problem is located, JRMC’s invasive cardiac services can often provide a quick solution. These services include: angioplasty, stent placement, peripheral angioplasty and/or stent placement, cardioversion, and pacemaker and defibrillator placement.
These services provide patients with comprehensive heart care from simple preventative treatment for high blood pressure, to stent placement when blockages are located, to emergency treatment for myocardial infarction or heart attack.
Cardiac Rehab Program
Following a cardiac event, most patients can benefit greatly from a specialized rehabilitation plan. The same is true for individuals with chronic pulmonary conditions. JRMC’s Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab staff is specially trained to help patients in both areas regain as much strength and quality of life as possible.
Both programs offer information for each individual patient about diet and nutrition, medication management, stress and many other lifestyle elements that affect recovery. Physical rehabilitation is a large part of the program, as well. Physical exercise strengthens the muscles of the body, including the heart and lungs. Working at their own speed, participants utilize treadmills, stationary bicycles and weights, all under the watchful eye of trained nurses who monitor vital signs and offer encouragement throughout each session. Participation the Cardiac Rehab Program must be ordered by your physician. Talk to your healthcare provider about this program.
JRMC’s Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab is located on the first floor of the Jefferson Professional Center 1 at 1609 West 40th Avenue in Pine Bluff, AR. For more information, call (870) 541-7898 or click the link below.
JRMC’s ACT program is uniquely designed to provide care, education and encouragement for those with permanent heart conditions such as chronic heart failure. The program consists of three components: Assess, Control and Thrive. JRMC will assess the patient’s ability to participate in the program, and provide education about lifestyle modifications, medication management and nutrition. Each participant will receive an individual plan of treatment. Patients will learn to help control their condition through physical fitness, attending exercise classes three times a week at the CHF Outpatient Therapy Center. Participants will graduate from the program equipped to thrive, with the option of joining the Wellness Center with the joining fees waived. A physician referral is required, and the cost is 20 percent co-pay per patient. The ACT program is located on the first floor of the Jefferson Professional Center I at 1609 West 40th in Pine Bluff. For more information, call (870) 541-7898 or click the link below.
Learn more about ACT
Cardiology Associates of South Arkansas, owned and operated by JRMC, is located in Jefferson Professional Building 2 located at 1601 West 40th Avenue, Ste. 301 near JRMC’s Pine Bluff Wellness Center. The clinic is fully equipped and staffed with three full-time cardiologists. Find out more about this clinic and the cardiologists who work there by clicking the link below.