Last updated 17 days ago
Heart disease is the single greatest threat to Americans. To reduce the number of lives lost to heart disease, more attention must be paid to preventative measures and sophisticated treatment. MountainView Hospital is dedicated to helping victims of heart disease with world-class heart and vascular care.
MountainView Hospital has developed a top-quality Cardiac Surgery Program that operates in the tradition of the nation’s greatest cardiovascular institutes. We have earned accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, and we’re the only hospital in the Las Vegas area to offer on-site Cardiac Rehabilitation. We also have a dedicated clinical coordinator, who is responsible for pre-operative education, discharge care, follow-up appointment scheduling, and much more. If you seek heart and vascular care at MountainView Hospital, you will be treated with the utmost respect and compassion.
If you have any questions about heart disease, call MountainView Hospital at (702) 233-5474. Our Las Vegas heart hospital saves thousands of lives every year. Visit our website to get a better idea of our services.
Last updated 19 days ago
Heart disease is the number one cause of death among American men and women. Even so, millions of people still make unhealthy choices every day. If you’d like to learn how to reduce your risk of heart disease, consider attending a nutrition heart class at MountainView Hospital.
Our nutrition heart class lasts from noon to 1 PM, giving you a great opportunity to eat your bag lunch while you learn about important health matters. During the class, our registered dieticians will discuss how to read food labels and select foods that are good for your cardiovascular health. They’ll also answer all your questions on how cholesterol, alcohol, salt, sugar, and other substances affect your heart. We offer our free nutrition heart class once every six months, with the next one coming up on Wednesday, April 9.
For more information on the nutrition heart class and other educational seminars, call MountainView Hospital at (702) 233-5474. Though our goal is to prevent serious health issues from occurring, we’re fully equipped to provide emergency care at our Las Vegas heart hospital.
Last updated 24 days ago
Heart attacks may seem like an easily recognizable medical emergency, but don’t be fooled by Hollywood dramatizations; heart attack symptoms can vary in intensity and duration and it can be difficult to distinguish normal chest pains from a true emergency. Learn more about some lesser known symptoms of heart attacks with this brief overview from MountainView Hospital.
What Causes a Heart Attack
A heart attack results when a buildup of plaque or a blood clot blocks bloodflow to the heart. One in three Americans has cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure is one of its major risk factors. High blood pressure usually does not exhibit any symptoms, which is why it is often referred to as the “silent killer.”
Symptoms of Heart Attack
Chest pain during a heart attack may be severe, or it may be mild and intermittent over several hours. The symptoms of heart attack can be much more subtle than just chest pain, which is why it is easier than most people think to misdiagnose a heart attack. Other common heart attack symptoms include sweating, nausea, vertigo, shortness of breath, and cold sweat.
What to Do
Even if you are unsure if your symptoms indicate a heart attack, it is still important to dial 911 and to obtain a consultation from a heart specialist. Even a “small” heart attack can indicate severe underlying conditions such as atherosclerosis, which is why it’s important to get regular checkups with a trusted specialist. Try to stay calm and control the symptoms until medical help arrives if you notice any of the above symptoms.
MountainView Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center in southern Nevada, and we take pride in providing on-site Cardiac Rehabilitation and ongoing care for a wide range of heart conditions. Our team of heart care specialists has the experience and equipment to respond to major heart emergencies. Our Consult-a-Nurse Healthcare Referral line is available 24/7 to answer all of your medical questions. Just call (702) 233-5474 to schedule an appointment or to receive a physician referral.
Last updated 25 days ago
Surgeons are constantly looking for ways to make surgery safer, faster, less invasive, and more precise. The dawn of robotic-assisted surgery brings all of these benefits and more. This system combines cutting-edge robotic technology with your surgeon’s skill and knowledge to provide you with the best possible results. Patients undergoing robotic surgery can expect a faster recovery with less pain and a lower risk of post-surgical blood clots, as well as less blood loss during the procedure. At MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, we’ve performed 1,200 robotic surgeries and counting. Check out our infographic to find out more about the advantages that robotic surgery offers to our patients. Do you have a friend or family member facing surgery? Please pass along this valuable information to them.
Last updated 26 days ago
The first step in preventing a heart attack is knowing your risk. Factors such as age, gender, race, and family history cannot be changed, but there are plenty of ways to control your risk and live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Read on to learn more about how you can address the major risk factors of cardiac arrest with a heart specialist in Las Vegas.
Controllable Risk Factors
Several major risk factors can be modified to treat or control your heart attack risk. Diet and regular exercise are some of the most effective methods of controlling your risk for heart complications. A heart-healthy diet should generally limit sugars, sodium, saturated and trans fats, and LDL cholesterol. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats can help control cholesterol, but portion control is essential. Exercise guidelines from the CDC recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity (or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity) and two days of muscle-strengthening activities every week.
Uncontrollable Risk Factors
There is no way to prevent uncontrollable risk factors, but they can provide useful information for developing a customized preventative treatment plan to lower your other risks for heart disease. Age is a major risk factor of heart disease; approximately 82 percent of people who die from heart disease are over 65. Men tend to have heart attacks earlier in life, though heart disease is a leading cause of death an American men and women. People of African American, Mexican American, and American Indian descent have a higher risk of heart disease. Family history also plays a major role in individual risk.
Only a specialist can assess your medical history and assess your individual risk of heart disease. MountainView Hospital is a leading heart care facility in Las Vegas, and our team of specialists can provide compassionate and personalized care to all of our patients. Take advantage of our H2U and other online resources for the latest heart health updates, or contact our 24-Hour Consult-a-Nurse Healthcare Referral line at (702) 233-5474 with any questions.