UnityPoint marks 1,500 graduates of Pritikin Cardiac Rehab

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Muscatine Living

ROCK ISLAND, Il–UnityPoint Health – Trinity Heart Center is excited to mark a milestone moment as it approaches its 1,500th graduate from the Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) program. Trinity is the first and only hospital system in the Quad Cities to offer Pritikin, a first-in-class cardiac rehabilitation program.

“That’s 1,500 happier and healthier hearts and counting,” says Kathy Pulley, director of Cardiology Services. “Each graduate represents a parent, friend, neighbor, or coworker who needed a trust healthcare partner to help them, and we’re proud to serve our community by offering the nation’s best, proven heart rehab program.”

For many years heart disease has topped the nation’s – and Quad Cities’ – death rates.

“In short, heart disease cuts too many lives short,” says Pulley. “Our Pritikin program graduates drastically reduce their chances of facing another serious or potentially deadly heart event.”

Trinity Heart Center first offered the Pritikin ICR program in the Quad Cities region in 2018 and houses one of only four programs offered in Illinois. The program teaches patients how to foster an overall healthy lifestyle through a heart-healthy diet, regular exercise and a healthy mindset. The experts at Trinity Heart Center praise the proactive approach to prevention and treatment of heart disease through monitored exercise and education sessions, including cooking schools and nutritional workshops.

Since 2018, 1,500 patients have come through Pritikin ICR program at Trinity Heart Center. Participants have seen incredible results including weight loss, improved blood pressure, and increased energy levels.

“It’s amazing to see the transformation of patients from the moment they walk through the doors to the moment they graduate. The program gives patients the power to take charge of their physical health, and improve their overall mindset,” says Dan Saskowski, manager of Trinity’s Pritikin ICR program. “We’re providing our patients with the tools, education, and support they need in their journey toward a heart-healthy life.”

If you’d like to learn more about the Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehab program at UnityPoint Health – Trinity, visit unitypoint.org, or call 309-779-5340.

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