Patients Get Heart Smart With MULTIFIT Program

Kaiser Permanente is running a program to help those with multiple risk factors for heart disease live a healthier life. MULTIFIT supports those who have just had a heart attack, heart bypass surgery, angioplasty or a recent diagnosis of angina. Participants are paired with a cardiac nurse for up to six months, depending on their needs. This care manager works together with one’s primary care physician or nurse practitioner to give guidance and encouragement to make lifestyle changes through a combination of visits, scheduled phone calls, mailings and secure e-mails.