Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States, causing over one-fourth of American deaths. Every year, approximately 785,000 Americans suffer from their first heart attack and about 470,000 people experience a recurrent episode. Of the many types of heart disease, the most common is coronary artery disease, or CAD. This form of cardiovascular disease occurs when the arteries supplying the heart with oxygen-rich blood narrow from the buildup of fatty plaques on the artery walls. This narrowing can eventually cut off the supply of oxygen to the heart, leading to a heart attack.
You may be at higher risk for developing heart disease if you possess any of the following risk factors:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) or low levels of ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL)
- Obese or overweight
- Sedentary lifestyle (low levels of physical activity)
- Poor eating habits
- Advanced age
- Family history of heart disease
Although many of these risk factors, such as age, sex, and family history, cannot be modified. Most of the factors that increase your risk of heart disease, however, can be altered through simple lifestyle modifications . Working with your physician to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control are important, as is managing your blood sugar levels if you are diabetic. Commit to being more physically active by including 30 minutes of moderate exercise in your daily routine. Become aware of the heart-healthy foods that you should include in a nutritious and balanced diet.
These are only a few of the things that you can do to lower your risk of heart disease and a heart attack. Many of these preventive measures will also decrease your risk of developing other serious medical conditions, such as stroke or type-II diabetes. If you would like to learn more about avoiding the complications of cardiovascular disease, do not hesitate to contact Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center at (702) 233-5300.
A heart attack , also called a myocardial infarction, occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked, depriving it of oxygen and other essential nutrients. When deprived of blood, the heart muscle becomes damaged or dies, preventing it from pumping. Fortunately, there are many procedures available to help reverse the narrowing or blockage of the arteries. In this video, the host describes a few of these procedures and how they work to restore blood flow to the heart muscle.
If you or a loved one experiences possible symptoms of a heart attack, consider taking advantage of the expert care offered at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Our accredited Chest Pain Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality of heart and vascular care to the community of Las Vegas, NV. Learn more about our services by calling (702) 233-5300.
Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital is proud to announce the completion of its new Hybrid Operating Room (OR) – the first of its kind in Southern Nevada. Heart procedures that used to be performed in two separate rooms (cardiac catheterizations and surgeries) can now be performed in one room through the Hybrid OR.
Sunrise Hospital is proud to announce the completion of its new Hybrid Operating Room (OR) – the first of its kind in Southern Nevada. Heart procedures that used to be performed in two separate rooms (cardiac catheterizations and surgeries) can now be performed in one room through the Hybrid OR, which is designed for certain high-tech heart procedures available now and in the future. The Hybrid OR is available for use on both adults and children.
To learn more about the new Hybrid OR, visit our website .
Do you have additional questions about the other topics explored in our recent blogs? Read through the resources below or contact Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center at (702) 233-5300.
- The American Heart Association provides some valuable information on heart attack symptoms, causes, risk factors, and more.
- In this article, MedicineNet.com answers some frequently asked questions about wounds and wound care .
- Read about burn prevention and safety on the American Burn Association website.
- The National Institutes of Health also provides some helpful information on burn treatment.
- Multiple sclerosis may be an underlying cause of pain in the fifth cranial nerve. Learn more about MS from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
- You can learn more about the causes and symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia from this article posted on the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website.
- Learning how to perform hands-only CPR may help save lives in case of cardiac emergency. Read about this procedure on the American Red Cross website.
- This article from the National Cancer Institute provides information about how antioxidants may help to prevent cancer.
- This MedlinePlus article discusses how a healthy diet is a major factor in maintaining a healthy heart.
Sunrise Hospital is excited to introduce its new Surgical Weight Loss Program. The program brings together the expertise and compassion of our experienced physicians and staff with the outstanding capabilities of Sunrise to offer a life-changing procedure.
To help introduce our new Bariatric Surgery Program, we are offering a series of community education programs on weight-loss surgery. Through these free sessions, you can learn more about:
• Bariatric Surgery options
• Who is an appropriate candidate for surgery
• What is involved in the surgery and recovery process
Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Dave Macintyre, will present the program. He is triple fellowship trained in bariatric surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care and is a member of the acute care surgery team at Sunrise Hospital.
The program will be offered at two different dates and times. The content for each program is identical, so choose the program that is more convenient for you to attend.
Thursday, March 1
Saturday, March 3
Sunrise Hospital Auditorium
3186 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
To register, call (702) 233-5454.
Take an hour to learn more about the Bariatric Surgery Program at Sunrise Hospital. You could change your future.
Burns occur when heat, flame, sunlight, radiation, chemicals, or electricity cause damage to the skin and possibly the underlying tissues. Burns are classified based on the depth to which they inflict damage to the tissues.
- A superficial burn , also called a first-degree burn, is the mildest type of burn injury. Superficial burns are most often caused by ultraviolet (UV) light or very brief flame exposure. First-degree burns only cause damage to the outermost layer of the skin, called the epidermis, and do not normally cause any scarring. These types of burns normally heal within a week.
- Superficial partial-thickness burns, or second-degree burns, are caused by scalding or short flame exposure. These burns affect the epidermis more deeply, resulting in blistering and possibly scarring. Second-degree burns can take up to 21 days to fully heal.
- A deep partial-thickness burn also falls into the second-degree burn classification. This type of burn affects the dermis, which lies below the epidermis, and usually results in scarring. They are most often caused by scalding, flame, oil, or grease.
- Full-thickness burns , also called third-degree burns, are very serious. They can be caused by immersion in scalding water, flame, grease, chemicals, high-voltage electricity, steam, or oil. These burns damage all layers of the skin and possibly even the muscle and bone, leaving scars. Third-degree burns will only heal at the wound edges by scarring unless skin grafting is performed.
If you are afflicted by a severe burn, consider seeking specialty treatment. The RESTORE Wound Program at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides a comprehensive surgical and medical approach to non-healing burns and other complex or chronic wounds. Contact our staff today at (702) 233-5300 to learn more about the program.
Sunrise Children’s Hospital was very excited to host eight members of the Denver Broncos football team!
Tim Tebow and his offensive line visited patients, family members and visitors on the pediatric, pediatric intensive care, pediatric oncology and neonatal intensive care units. Thanks to the team for spending so much time and encouraging our patients and their loved ones.
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