• Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke – Beat Your Odds

    Atrial fibrillation, also known as afib, is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm. It is a rapid, fluttering heart rate that is caused by the two upper chambers of the heart (atria) beating out of coordination with the two lower chambers (ventricles). This rhythm can lead to shortness of breath, weakness, and heart palpitations and can be chronic or only occur intermittently. In this video, you can learn about the connection between atrial fibrillation and stroke and how your risk can be increased by afib.

    If you would like to learn more about the risk factors for stroke, please contact the professionals at MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas at (702) 255-5000. We are a full-service medical facility delivering the highest quality of care to our community.

  • Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke – Beat Your Odds

    Atrial fibrillation, also known as afib, is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm. It is a rapid, fluttering heart rate that is caused by the two upper chambers of the heart (atria) beating out of coordination with the two lower chambers (ventricles). This rhythm can lead to shortness of breath, weakness, and heart palpitations and can be chronic or only occur intermittently. In this video, you can learn about the connection between atrial fibrillation and stroke and how your risk can be increased by afib.

    If you would like to learn more about the risk factors for stroke, please contact the professionals at MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas at (702) 255-5000. We are a full-service medical facility delivering the highest quality of care to our community.

  • Sunrise Health Hospitals First in Nevada To Use Pioneering Mobile Technology for Cardiac Care

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  • Learn More About Our Recent Blog Topics!

    Doctor's Prognosis

    Becoming more familiar with your own physiology can help you to live a healthier life. To learn more about stroke, heart disease, or any other of our recent blog topics, read through the resources below. If you still have questions, contact MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas at (702) 255-5000.

  • MountainView Hospital First in Southern Nevada to Receive NICHE Designation

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  • Vote for MountainView as the BEST HOSPITAL in Las Vegas!

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    UPDATE: The voting period for this story has ended. Link is no longer valid.

    We are excited that the Review-Journal newspaper is asking the community to vote on the Best Hospital in the Las Vegas area. We think MountainView Hospital should win the designation as Best Hospital and we want you to cast your vote in the readers’ poll. The Best Hospital category will appear in the “Locations” section of the newspaper’s ballot. Voting for the Best Hospital will begin on Sunday, Jan. 22 and continue through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30.

    You can vote two ways: Fill out the “Best of Las Vegas” form in the Review-Journal’s special section on Sunday, Jan. 22; and/or, beginning that same day, cast your vote online at:

    www.bestoflasvegas.com/vote

    Thanks for your vote and tell your friends and family to vote too.

  • Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

    Signs of Stroke

    Every 45 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a stroke. Strokes, also known as ‘brain attacks’, are the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of adult disability in the United States. During a stroke, a portion of the brain’s oxygen supply is obstructed when a clot suddenly blocks a blood vessel or an injury damages a vessel. Without the necessary oxygen supply, brain cells begin to die immediately, resulting in cell death and sudden loss of function.

    Symptoms may occur very suddenly and may differ depending on the region of the brain that is affected. If you or a loved one experiences any of the following signs of stroke, seriously consider dialing 911 and seeking immediate professional assistance :

    • Severe headache with no known cause—‘the worst headache of your life’
    • Loss or blurriness of vision in one or both eyes
    • Confusion or memory loss
    • Trouble speaking or understanding what is said to you
    • Dizziness, trouble walking, or loss of coordination
    • Weakness or numbness on one side of the face, arm, or leg

    Once a patient seeks emergency care, a diagnosis must be made to determine the cause of the stroke. Depending on the circumstances, treatment will be given to either dissolve a clot (in the case of an ischemic stroke ) or to stop the bleeding (in the case of a hemorrhagic stroke).

    MountainView Hospital stroke specialists are committed to changing the statistics associated with stroke by providing advanced diagnostics and treatment for each stroke patient. Our Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center also emphasizes education and outreach, helping the community to notice the signs and take action quickly in the event of a stroke. To learn more about our services, contact us at (702) 255-5000 today.

  • ER Expansion at MountainView Hospital

    MountainView Hospital’s latest expansion project will create over 150 construction jobs in 2012, then an equal number of permanent healthcare jobs once the expanded ER and ICU and new patient floors open at the end of this year.

  • PSA: CheckUp America

    Diet and exercise are never easy, but both are the first steps in dramatically lowering your risk for diabetes and heart disease. Millions die each year from these largely preventable chronic diseases. In this video, you can learn about how to determine if you are at risk for heart disease or diabetes and what you can do to lower your risk .

    The professionals at MountainView Hospital offer each patient a full range of services and diagnostic imaging technologies. Our Heart and Vascular Care Center is dedicated to keeping hearts healthy. To learn more about our services, contact us at (702) 255-5000, or visit our website.

  • Understanding the Risk Factors for Heart Disease

    Heart Disease

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. The term ‘heart disease’ describes a variety of conditions that impair cardiac function, including coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. While some people are inherently more prone to heart conditions than others, heart disease can develop over time due to certain lifestyle choices and cause major medical problems for older adults.

    Some risk factors cannot be altered through changes in lifestyle. These are inherited, uncontrollable characteristics that can lead to a higher risk of heart disease. These factors include:

    • Family history of heart attack
    • Gender (males have been shown to have a higher risk of heart disease)
    • Race (African Americans, American Indians, and Mexican Americans have been shown to have a higher risk)
    • Being post-menopausal

    The following risk factors are controllable and can often be improved through treatment or changes in lifestyle :

    • High blood pressure (hypertension)
    • High blood cholesterol and triglycerides
    • Cigarette smoking
    • Obesity
    • Diabetes
    • Sedentary lifestyle
    • Excessive alcohol use

    To reduce your risk of developing heart disease, you can make the effort to live a more heart-healthy lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet, staying active, and avoiding smoking can go a long way in maintaining good heart health. Preventing, treating, or controlling high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity can also be very helpful in reducing your risk of heart disease.

    At MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas, we provide our patients with the highest quality cardiac care available. Our Heart and Vascular Care Center offers the only on-site cardiac rehabilitation program in the area and is accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers for sustaining superior levels of service for patients experiencing a cardiac episode. To learn more about our cardiac and vascular services, contact our experienced staff at (702) 255-5000.

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