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    What Your Blood Pressure Says About Your Health

    Last updated 1 year ago

    When you have a medical appointment, whether it is an annual checkup or a consultation for a more serious concern, your physician or nurse will typically check your blood pressure. Why is this procedure so commonly administered? Facilities like MountainView Hospital implement this practice because a person’s blood pressure can quickly tell a healthcare provider if the patient is suffering from a potentially life-threatening cardiovascular condition.

    What is blood pressure?

    The heart functions to supply the body with needed oxygen and nutrients. It does so by pumping blood to every area that requires it. When the heart contracts, it pushes blood out, which then flows through a system of arteries and veins. These structures expand every time the heart pumps out blood. Blood pressure is therefore the result of two forces. The first is the pressure that happens when the heart beats; the second is the pressure that occurs when the heart rests between beats.

    Why is high blood pressure unhealthy?

    The arteries are comprised of muscular tissue that can accommodate structural stretching when blood flows through them. However, if the force that sends blood through the arteries becomes too strong, it can eventually cause significant damage to the body. High blood pressure can weaken blood vessels. It can induce vessel tearing that turns into scar tissue. High blood pressure can also produce blood clots or blocked arteries, which then deny certain organs and body structures the nutrient-rich blood they need to function properly.

    What health conditions can result from high blood pressure?

    If left untreated, high pressure will evolve into more serious health issues. Vascular scarring can contribute to high cholesterol levels. Blocked arteries can cause tissue damage. Ruptured blood vessels can result in a stroke or aneurysm. A blood clot may give way to a heart attack. Without medical intervention, these complications may prove fatal.

    High blood pressure is a wholly preventable condition. MountainView Hospital can help individuals manage their blood pressure issues and lessen their severity. To learn more about the heart and vascular care services we offer, or to schedule a consultation at our Las Vegas facility, please call (702) 233-5474.

    MountainView Hospital's Emergency Room

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Our emergency room is never closed to you or your loved ones. Furthermore, our ER wait times are 30 minutes or less on average, which is consistently far below the national average. For added convenience, you can take advantage of our free ‘Text ER’ service to evaluate wait times for MountainView and our other Las Vegas-area facilities before you even leave home—simply text “ER” to 23000 and respond with your zip code. You will then receive the wait times of the hospitals nearest you. You can also visit our website at to check the average ER wait times. With this vital information, you can make the best possible decision for you and your family. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

    There Is Life After Stroke

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Individuals who have suffered a stroke often require physiotherapy to rehabilitate impaired function in different areas of the body. As this video explains, stroke care is vital for the patient’s quality of life.

    Stroke care allows patients to regain their former mobility and independence. With physiotherapy, people can once again carry out normal activities such as dressing themselves and shopping for groceries. When patients can perform these tasks, they are less likely to fall into depression.

    MountainView Hospital offers stroke patients comprehensive stroke care. Our facilities also extend to a wide range of other healthcare services, including bariatric weight loss surgery and daVinci robotic surgery. To learn more about our treatment options, or to schedule a consultation, please call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474.

    See How We're Zapping Germs at MountainView Hospital

    Last updated 1 year ago

    MountainView Hospital is the first facility in Nevada to use Xenex, a state-of-the-art device that kills bacteria, viruses, and spores. As this video demonstrates, using the Xenex machine can save people’s lives.

    Xenex is easy to operate. Hospital staff need only wheel it into a room and turn it on. UV ray impulses then zap any germs that may be inside that room. Five to 10 minutes later, the staff member can retrieve the Xenex machine for use in another area of the hospital. Though a newly implemented practice, MountainView Hospital has already witnessed a decrease in patient infection rates. Hospital administrators will continue to use the Xenex device, as well as their standard decontamination procedures, for isolation rooms, operating rooms, and the ICU at MountainView.

    MountainView Hospital offers high-quality healthcare services for patients in the greater Las Vegas region. To learn more about our facilities, including our stroke and urgent care centers, please call us at (702) 233-5474.

    How You Can Benefit from an Alzheimer's Support Group

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease may or may not be able to rely on the help of friends and family members. In lieu of a personal support system, many patients can depend upon their healthcare provider for medical aid and emotional encouragement. MountainView Hospital is one such facility that offers patients comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease care, attending to both their physical and mental wellbeing. However, Alzheimer’s support groups can also play a fundamental role in bolstering you through this difficult time.

    Alzheimer’s support groups can offer educational assistance.

    Your healthcare provider will always be your main source of professional guidance when it comes to administering the most effective modes of treatment for your Alzheimer’s symptoms. However, an Alzheimer’s support group can become a trusted place for learning about alternate care practices that have been proven effective for other Alzheimer’s patients. Given that these individuals are going through the same situation as you, they may be able to offer helpful tips regarding how to alleviate certain symptoms or improve your quality of life in other ways.

    Alzheimer’s support groups can give emotional encouragement.

    Alzheimer’s disease can be an emotionally draining situation not only for the patient, but also for loved ones. Seeking encouragement from others can become a source of strength when your friends and family cannot provide it for you. Knowing that you are not alone can offer a formidable source of hope and faith during particularly challenging times.

    Alzheimer’s support groups can provide caregiver aid.

    Alzheimer’s support groups are not only for those with this disease. To remain effective in their caregiver roles, friends and family members must remember to look after themselves as well. You cannot take care of anyone else, especially someone struggling with Alzheimer’s, if you do not provide for your own physical and emotional wellbeing.

    If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, MountainView Hospital can give the clinical and emotional support that you need. You do not have to fight your battle against this disease alone. Call our Las Vegas facility today at (702) 233-5474 for more information or to schedule a consultation.

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Disclaimer: The materials provided are intended for informational purposes only. You should contact your doctor for medical advice. Use of and access to this website or other materials do not create a physician-patient relationship. The opinions expressed through this website are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the hospital, medical staff, or any individual physician or other healthcare professional.
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