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    Women: Know the Most Common Symptoms of a Heart Attack

    Last updated 2 years ago

    According to statistics from the NHLBI, one in four women die from heart disease every year. Although a heart attack may seem like an easily identifiable condition, its symptoms can actually mimic the effects of hormonal imbalances and age-related fatigue.  This short video covers some of the most commonly overlooked signs of a heart attack in women.

    Although symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, or unusual pain in the back, neck or jaw may seem like unrelated conditions, they could also be a precursor to a heart attack. A heart attack can develop and intensify over several days or even weeks.

    Increase your heart health knowledge by contacting Southern Hills Hospital’s Accredited Chest Pain Center in Las Vegas, NV. View our patient testimonials online and call (702) 880-2700 for more information.

     

    Our Spine Program – Dedicated Ortho/Neuro/Spine Unit

    Last updated 2 years ago

    The spinal structure contains several vertebrae, ligaments and sensitive nerve endings. Because the spine is such a complex and sensitive structure, even minor treatments can prove problematic and disproportionately risky. If you suffer from spinal issues, then visit our dedicated Ortho/Neuro/Spine Unit at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, which offers:

    Pre-Operative Treatment and Preparation

    As a precaution for minimizing the inherent risk of surgical complications and ensuring the swiftest recovery possible, a doctor will ensure that a patient’s system is free of blood-thinners, herbal supplements, or other medications that could interfere with their surgery. 

    Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    The Spine Program here at Southern Hills Hospital specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS). MIS reduces the risk of complications during surgery by utilizing cutting-edge equipment and instrumentation to perform the operation as efficiently and safely as possible. 

    Post-Operative Recovery and Pain Management

    The spine is involved in nearly every bodily movement, so a complete and timely recovery is essential. Our team of professional healthcare providers will provide courteous and consistent feedback in order to put your mind at ease and keep you informed of your recovery progress.

    Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center dedicated Ortho/Neuro/Spine Unit offers both the equipment and expertise to provide you with quality medical care in southwestern Las Vegas. To learn more, visit us online today or call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 880-2700.

     

    Taking Care of Your Heart After You Turn 50

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Maintaining your cardiovascular health becomes increasingly important with age, as the likelihood of developing potentially severe health problems such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol increases after the age of 50. Be aware of your heart health and if you suspect any heart issues, visit our team at our Accredited Chest Pain Center at Southern Hills Hospital.

    Exercise Regularly and Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet

    A combination of diet and exercise is one of the most effective methods of reducing the risk of a heart attack and heart disease after 50. While you should avoid items that are high in trans and saturated fats or sodium, shopping for the best foods for your heart can seem daunting at first.Therefore, explore this heart-healthy shopping guide from the American Heart Association to get started.  However, be aware that some foods such as grapefruit may have adverse interactions with certain medications.

    Closely Monitor Your Health

    While diet and exercise are effective deterrents for heart disease, being aware of your overall risk for heart disease is a great tool for detecting potential problems as soon as possible. Below are just a few factors that can influence your likelihood of developing heart disease:

    • Age
    • Race
    • Gender
    • Family history
    • Preexisting health conditions
    • Smoking
    • Excessive alcohol consumption

    It is important for everyone to develop a clear understanding of their overall health with the help of a qualified doctor. Establishing this information is an important step in developing the most effective health plan for minimizing your risk of heart disease.

    Our team of healthcare providers here at the Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV will work closely with you to manage your risk of developing heart disease through sound medical treatment and reliable information. Check your cardiovascular health today and call (702) 880-2700 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

     

    "They always had a smile and a kind word"

    Last updated 2 years ago

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    • We live in a world that is very low on giving praise…I want to write a note about how pleasant my stay in Southern Hills was. I stayed on the third floor. Your staff was excellent in their care. They always had a smile and a kind word. Thank you again.”

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    Signs Your Loved One May Have Suffered a Stroke – Certified Stroke Center at Southern Hills Hospital is Here to Help

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, and is the third leading cause of death (following heart disease and cancer).  Because a stroke can have such varied effects, it is easy to misunderstand stroke symptoms.  However, immediate medical attention for a stroke is critical in preventing further, more devastating damage.  The Stroke Team at Southern Hills Hospital Stroke Center has compiled this list of stroke warning signs to help you determine if a loved one may require medical assistance.

    Diminished Motor Skills

    A stroke can have a variety of different effects on a person’s cognitive abilities and fine motor skills, depending on where a stroke occurs within the brain.  It isn’t uncommon for a stroke to affect only one half of the body (depending on which hemisphere of the brain is affected), resulting in total or partial paralysis.  A stroke can also result in feelings of numbness or intermittent pain within the head, hands, or feet.

    Loss of Memory/Cognition

    The cognitive effects of a stroke are often much harder to identify if a victim manifests little or no physical symptoms.  Cognitive impairments include a sudden loss of spatial and analytical relations between objects, aphasia relating to speech or spelling, or sudden vision impairment in one or both eyes.  Short-term memory retention may also be affected.

    Sudden Personality Changes

    Unfortunately, a stroke can also have a profound neurological impact on a person’s emotional control.  This may result in a mild to profound change in attitude, resulting in behavior that ranges from extremely cautious to blatantly impulsive, or even inexplicably hostile.

    If you or a loved one exhibits these common signs of stroke, then contact our professional medical team with the Certified Stroke Center at Southern Hills Hospital. We are an award-winning healthcare institution in southern Las Vegas.  Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 880-2700 or visit us online for more information.

     

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