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The Heart and Wellness Institute


5043 Cascade Road
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Dr. Prerana Manohar Named a Patients’ Choice Award Winner for 2012

January 7th, 2013

Grand Rapids, MI (PRNewswire-USNewswire) January 4, 2013

Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients’ Choice Award this year is Dr. Prerana Manohar.

In fact, of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites qualifying them for this honor in 2012.

Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor’s bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients’ Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners.

Contact Info:
Dr. Prerana Manohar
Phone: 616-719-5939

Source: American Registry and Patients’ Choice on behalf of Dr. Prerana Manohar

Brother/Sister Cardiologists Team Up to Form True Cardiovascular “Family Practice”

July 15th, 2012

Dr. Vince Manohar

Cascade Area Practice Offers More Personalized Care Than Large Physician Groups

Cardiologist Dr. Vinayak Manohar, otherwise known as Dr. Vince Manohar by his patients, will be teaming up with Dr. Prerana Manohar, founder and Medical Director of The Heart + Wellness Institute in Cascade, Michigan.

With the addition of Dr. Vince Manohar, The Heart + Wellness Institute will be able to offer a wider range of cardiovascular services such as: simple and complex coronary interventions, rebuilding blood supply to arm and leg vessels, valvuloplasty, pacemakers, vein solutions, as well as many others.

Dr. Vince Manohar graduated Summa Cum Laude from Jefferson Medical College in 2005, completed a residency at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, and multiple fellowships at William Beaumont Hospital. He remains involved in ongoing research activities in addition to clinical and surgical work.

A cardiology practice that includes a brother and sister is unique in the West Michigan Medical community. Dr. Prerana Manohar, founder of The Heart + Wellness Institute, welcomes the additional cardiologist. “Dr. Vince Manohar brings with him certifications and experience that strengthens The Heart + Wellness Institute’s suite of services. His expertise will help us continue to provide excellence

The addition of Dr. Vince Manohar will facilitate Dr. Prerana Manohar’s commitment to continue same-day referrals and The Heart + Wellness Institute’s unique approach to cardiac disease cutting edge care.”

According to Dr. Vince Manohar, “I am excited to join The Heart + Wellness Institute and contribute toward our goal of saving and improving upon the quality of life through expert and compassionate care.”

Heart + Wellness Institute The Heart + Wellness Institute is dedicated to the delivering compassionate world-class care centered on individual needs. Services at Heart + Wellness Institute include cardiovascular testing, diagnosis and treatment, and men’s and women’s heart disease and prevention. For more information visit


Go Red For Women, February 22, 2013

May 22nd, 2012

Dr. Manohar is on the Leadership Board and part of the Circle of Red membership. We are proud to sponsor Go Red For Women and the fight against heart disease.

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TODAY, heart disease is STILL the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. But it can be prevented. TODAY, Make It Your Mission to learn how to stop this killer, and then tell 5 women you love you want them to live. TODAY, you can help us stop heart disease in our lifetime.

Schedule of Events:

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Breakout Sessions
You will learn how to live a longer, healthier life by choosing from informative and inspirational sessions.

10 am – 12 pm: “Purse-inalities” Silent Auction
You can bid to win special gift packages from your favorite merchants.

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Medical Panel
Receive heart-health information from our healthcare partners.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
After a welcome from a special guest, socialize with others concerned about heart disease and stroke, and learn more about your risk from our Keynote Speaker

Breakout Sessions
Get inspired. Get informed. Join health and fitness experts, medical professionals, and women like you to hear the concrete steps you can take today for better heart health.

For more information, donations or to get more involved with this year’s Go Red For Women event, please visit the Circle Of Red Website.

The Heart and Wellness Institute is recognized as the premier institute in West Michigan for delivering specialized care in Women’s Heart Disease and Prevention.

Go Red For Women® Launches National Support Network for Women

April 20th, 2012

Go Red For Women® Launches National Support Network for Women

(Grand Rapids, MI) – Sometimes when you have a serious health threat, the best support can be someone who has shared the same experience. That’s why the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® is helping women connect with one another with a free program that gives women the ability to find the emotional support they need to survive a heart disease diagnosis, care for a loved one with heart disease or work to prevent heart disease.

Heart Match, sponsored locally by The Heart + Wellness Institute, is an easy-to-use online program that connects women with similar profiles and allows them to choose to build their one-on-one mentor/mentee relationship in the way they prefer.

The potential mentee or mentees will be sent a secure electronic message from the Heart Match program alerting them that a mentor wants to connect. Mentees who agree it is a good match can share contact information and begin building a relationship with their mentor.

Go Red Heart Match is free and accessible 24/7 at

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S., taking the life of one in three women – almost one woman every minute. More women die of heart disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer, meaning everybody knows someone who is battling this disease. But no one should have to fight heart disease alone.

“Having the American Heart Association build this network will help patients know they are not the only ones with this particular set of cardiovascular circumstances,” Said Dr. Prerana Manohar, MD, FACC, FACP, FRCPC of the Heart +Wellness Institute in Grand Rapids, MI.  “In some cases, having a willing listener can help with depression and stress which are both barriers to healing. HeartMatch also overcomes geographical barriers which can leave some cardiac patients feeling isolated.  It can be a vicious cycle and this program can help.  That is why The Heart + Wellness Institute is excited to be a part of HeartMatch.”

Go Red For Women spokesperson, Stephanie Chan, can truly speak from the heart on the subject of heart disease, as a survivor and 2008 National Go Red Woman. “When I connected with Go Red For Women I met wonderful ladies who have become my dear friends,” she said.  “I’d kept my feelings about my treatment, procedure and recovery to myself for so long that being able to talk with someone who understands what I went through allowed me to heal in ways I didn’t realize were possible.”

“I hope that any woman who is diagnosed with heart disease knows exactly where she can go, call, log in or write to find the instant support of people who will become good friends,” said Dr. Manohar.

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s solution to save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, the association is committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is preventable. is a premier source of information and education.  Go Red For Women is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.  Locally, the Presenting Sponsor is Spectrum Health. The Heart +Wellness Institute is the local HeartMatch Sponsor.

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About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit

©(2012), American Heart Association. Also known as the Heart Fund.

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Press Release: Heart + Wellness Institute Receives Accreditation Renewal for ICANL Lab

May 26th, 2011

One American dies every 32 seconds of cardiovascular disease, disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, costing society over 83.7 billion dollars each year in health services, medications and lost work time due to disability. Each year, approximately five and a half million stress nuclear cardiology studies are performed in the United States. Both the pump function and the blood flow of the heart are assessed during nuclear cardiology testing procedures. As a result, physicians are able to detect the presence of cardiovascular disease and may also discover important information regarding the occurrence of future heart attacks.

The heart is evaluated at rest and during exercise using a small amount of radioisotope during the noninvasive procedure. A complex imaging technique, nuclear cardiology testing relies on the experience and training of both the physician and the technologist. Their interpretive and technical abilities determine the diagnostic accuracy of the examination. The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL) has developed an accreditation program that evaluates the quality of these and other critical elements of a nuclear cardiology laboratory.

The Heart and Wellness Institute, Nuclear Medicine located in Grand Rapids, MI, was granted accreditation by the ICANL. The laboratory is one of a growing number of nuclear cardiology laboratories in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to be so recognized for its commitment to high quality patient care and its provision of quality diagnostic testing.

The ICANL was established with the support of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Nuclear Medicine, the Academy of Molecular Imaging, and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. The ICANL provides a peer review mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality nuclear cardiology and nuclear medicine diagnostic evaluations by a process of voluntary accreditation. A non-profit organization, the ICANL is dedicated to ensuring high quality patient care and to promoting health care.

Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary. Accreditation status signifies that the facility has been reviewed by an independent agency that recognizes the laboratory’s commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease.

Cholesterol Awareness by Dr. Manohar of Heart and Wellness Institute

October 28th, 2010

Did you know that over 100 million Americans are affected by abnormal cholesterol, and 12 million are on medication for it? That’s millions of people having unnecessary side effects. If you have abnormal cholesterol, just a few simple lifestyle modifications will help minimize your medications, or eliminate them. We can work with you and your healthcare provider to make conquering cholesterol a reality for you. This is a great place to start. Bookmark this site and check back often for helpful updates and advice for ways you can make lasting changes to your health and wellness.

Women’s Heart Disease Can Have Atypical Symptoms – What to look for by Dr. Prerana Manohar

October 28th, 2010

Heart disease is the number one disease that affects us as women. In fact, it’s our number one killer. One out of two of us will die of heart disease. This means it could be you, your mom, your sister, or your best friend. Don’t let this be you or your loved ones. Heart disease is preventable, if you know what to look for. You may have typical symptoms of chest pain, neck pain, jaw discomfort, or arm pain, but many times women have atypical symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, or hot flashes. So if you have symptoms you cannot explain, talk to your healthcare provider and get an evaluation for heart disease. It could save your life.

Symptoms of Heart Disease Video by Dr. Manohar

October 28th, 2010

Heart disease is the number one killer of us as Americans, but it doesn’t have to be. Heart disease is preventable. If you know what to look for, that’s the key. If you have symptoms of chest pain, neck pain, and jaw discomfort, these are signs of heart disease. Or if you have nausea, vomiting, heartburn, back discomfort, or other symptoms you cannot explain, contact your healthcare provider. These may be signs of heart disease. At the Heart + Wellness Institute, we can work with you and your healthcare provider to stop this number one killer.

Lowell Community Wellness Lecture

March 16th, 2010

Dr. Manohar will be speaking at the Lowell Community Wellness Center. 

Wednesday, March 17 at 7 PM

314 S. Hudson Road, Lowell, MI 49331
(the Lowell Community Wellness Center/Gilda’s Place)