• Survivor Interview – Shaylee Ward

    Cardiovascular disease is defined as any medical condition that affects the functioning of the heart and its ability to pump blood to the rest of the body. Atherosclerosis, high blood pressure (hypertension), and cardiac arrhythmias are all included as types of heart disease. This video is an interview with Shaylee , a girl who lost her father to heart disease while she was in the second grade. Now, she spends time fundraising for the American Heart Association to help researchers find out more about the causes and possible treatments for these dangerous heart conditions.

    If you are at risk for heart disease, consider consulting with the professionals at MountainView Hospital . Our experienced cardiac care team will help you to evaluate your risk factors and create a treatment plan designed for your unique needs. Call us at (702) 233-5300 to schedule an appointment.

  • Survivor Interview – Shaylee Ward

    Cardiovascular disease is defined as any medical condition that affects the functioning of the heart and its ability to pump blood to the rest of the body. Atherosclerosis, high blood pressure (hypertension), and cardiac arrhythmias are all included as types of heart disease. This video is an interview with Shaylee , a girl who lost her father to heart disease while she was in the second grade. Now, she spends time fundraising for the American Heart Association to help researchers find out more about the causes and possible treatments for these dangerous heart conditions.

    If you are at risk for heart disease, consider consulting with the professionals at MountainView Hospital . Our experienced cardiac care team will help you to evaluate your risk factors and create a treatment plan designed for your unique needs. Call us at (702) 233-5300 to schedule an appointment.

  • Could You Have a Heart Condition?

    Heart Health

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American men and women and affects more than 61 million people in the United States. There are many different types of cardiovascular disease, from atherosclerosis and arrhythmias to heart attack and stroke. Unfortunately, these potentially deadly conditions may not produce symptoms until a patient is in need of urgent care . The best way to avoid the complications associated with heart disease is to know your risk factors and take the necessary steps to stay healthy.

    Over time, scientists have learned more and more about the causes of heart disease and have compiled a list of factors that can increase your risk of developing problems with your heart. Some of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease include:

    • Advanced age
    • Family history of high cholesterol, valve problems, or other heart-related conditions
    • Tobacco use
    • High cholesterol
    • Uncontrolled stress
    • Sedentary lifestyle, or low physical activity
    • Obesity
    • Poorly managed diabetes mellitus

    If you possess any of the above risk factors, you should consider visiting a cardiologist to further evaluate the functioning of your cardiovascular system. Although age and family history cannot be altered to decrease your risk, there are many other things that you can change to stay free of heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure, getting regular exercise, and eating a nutritious, balanced diet are only a few of the many ways that can help you to avoid a heart attack, stroke, or other dangerous heart condition.

    If you are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced cardiologist in the Las Vegas area, look no further than MountainView Hospital. Our Heart and Vascular Care team is dedicated to the individual needs of each cardiac patient. Call us at (702) 233-5300 to learn more about our state-of-the-art cardiac surgery program and our accredited chest pain center.

  • Sunrise Health Hospitals Receive Chest Pain Center Re-Accreditation

    Sunrise Chest Pain Center Re-Accreditation

  • Learn More About Our Recent Blog Topics!

    Medical Exam

    Disease prevention starts with learning more about living a healthier life and understanding your risk factors. You can read more about heart disease, stroke, and our other recent blog topics by looking through the links below.

    • Are you at risk for a stroke? Understand your risk factors for stroke by reading this article from the American Stroke Association .
    • Read more about the different types of stroke on the National Stroke Association website.
    • This American Heart Association article describes the warning signs of impending heart failure.
    • The University of Maryland School of Medicine outlines the causes of heart failure on their website.
    • Read more about the dangers of atrial fibrillation from this PubMed Health article.
    • The Brown University School of Medicine has a great overview of robotic surgical procedures on their website.
    • This article from Medscape.com provides some information on the advantages of robot-assisted surgery .
    • Obesity can lead to many chronic medical conditions, including type-2 diabetes mellitus . Learn more about his type of diabetes from the American Diabetes Association.
    • The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute answers some frequently asked questions about maintaining a healthy weight on their website.
    • If you are trying to lose weight, make sure you do so safely.

    If you have any further questions, let MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas be your resource. Contact us at (702) 233-5300 today.

  • Sleep Tips for Overnight Workers

    Las Vegas has thousands of third shift workers. Click here to learn more about the Sleep Center at MountainView Hospital and Shift Work Disorder.

  • MountainView Hospital First in Nevada to Perform Robotic Bariatric Surgery

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  • The Advances in Surgery Made Possible by Robotic Systems

    Heart Exam

    Advances in technology are revolutionizing medical diagnostics and treatment with the invention of smarter, more complex machines. The use of robots to assist in surgery has given surgeons the ability to perform procedures with better geometric accuracy and on smaller scales. Robotic arms can access the tissues of the body much easier through a small incision than a surgeon’s hand and can integrate large amounts of data from diagnostic images to execute surgery with amazing precision. Robotic arms are also able to filter out hand tremors and scale down hand movements to much smaller ones inside the patient.

    The introduction of robotic surgical systems has allowed many types of open surgery to be performed as minimally invasive procedures. Gall bladder removal (cholecystectomy), gastric bypass, and appendectomy are all among the procedures that can now be performed with the assistance of robots through tiny ‘keyhole’ incisions, dramatically reducing the complications associated with traditional open surgery. Performing surgery in this way typically results in:

    • Less scarring than open surgery
    • Reduced recovery times due to the smaller incisions and reduced tissue damage
    • Less risk of infection, as the robotic arms can be sterilized
    • Less blood loss
    • Reduced trauma to the body
    • Shorter hospital stay
    • Faster recovery from the procedure—can return to daily activities much faster

    MountainView Hospital’s Robotic Surgery Program combines the skill of our experienced physicians with the advanced technology of surgical robotics. We offer this approach as an option to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, and we are the only hospital in Nevada to offer a robotic approach to surgical weight loss. To be referred to a physician who performs robotic surgery at our hospital, contact us at (702) 233-5300.

  • Happy Valentine’s Day from MountainView Hospital!

    Valentine's Day

  • Did you know that February is National Heart Month? At MountainView, your heart is in great hands!

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