Methodist Health System Services
The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), as defined by the American Heart Association, include:
- coronary heart disease (coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease)
- stroke (brain attack), high blood pressure (hypertension)
- rheumatic heart disease.
Each year in the U.S., cardiovascular diseases top the list of most serious health problems. More than 80 million U.S. adults have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease.
Methodist Health System offers cardiology physicians that specialize in the treatment and prevention of diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Methodist Physicians Clinic Council Bluffs Heart Care Center and Heart Consultants have board certified cardiologists who provide high-quality patient care to every heart patient.