Prairie Heart Institute Southern Illinois Healthcare

Your Heart. Our Mission.

The challenge is real. Heart disease remains the #1 killer in the US, and southern Illinois is not immune. Our goal is to see that you get the heart care you deserve–the best heart care. Prairie Heart Institute Southern Illinois Healthcare accepts this mission with great enthusiasm. Our relentless passion inspires us to adapt ourselves to better serve this region. We promise to continue to grow, expand our treatment options and make your life better. Give your heart the power of Prairie.

If You’re At Risk…

  • Have blood cholesterol checked at least every five years.
    240 mg/daily level-plus is in the red zone and HDL level should be at least 35 mg/dl.
  • Have your blood pressure checked at least every two years.
    Keep track of it. 140/90 is high and constant high blood pressure damages your vessels.
  • Have fasting plasma glucose checked at least every three years.
    Like coronary heart disease, diabetes is considered a disease of the vessels.
  • Maintain a healthy weight
    For most, it’s a lifestyle choice that involves improving your diet and activity levels.
  • Be active or exercises at least 20 minutes a day
    It could be as easy as walking more. Get a list of walking paths near you!
  • Don’t smoke
    People who stop smoking before age 50 cut their risk of dying in the next 15 yrs. in half.
  • Don’t consume alcohol in excess
    If you drink, do so in moderation. One per day if you’re a woman and two for men.