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    Tips for Getting Vocal About Your Heart Health

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Some individuals tend to feel ill at ease when speaking to their healthcare providers. This video offers some helpful advice on how to communicate your questions when receiving medical care.

    Every time you see a doctor, be sure to come prepared with all necessary information regarding your past and present health. This means knowing your family history as well as having a list of all current medications. Don’t hesitate to voice any concerns you may have about your medical care; this is the only way that your doctor can take the appropriate measures to improve it. In addition, if you don’t understand what your physician is saying, ask them to rephrase their information using simpler terms.

    At Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, it is our top priority to provide superior care to patients in a comfortable and supportive environment. To learn more about what our Las Vegas facility can do for you, call (702) 880-2700 or visit our website.

    Who is at High Risk for Flu Complications?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Americans are facing a decidedly harsh flu season this year. The situation has recently reached epidemic proportions, but the good news is that you can still take steps to protect you and your family from the flu. It’s extremely important for each member of your family to get a flu vaccination as soon as possible, particularly those who may experience more severe complications from the flu. If complications persist, go to the ER at Southern Hills Hospital. Here are a few of the demographics that frequently experience serious flu complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

    Young Children
    Until they reach the age of five, children are at a heightened risk for flu complications. In large part, this is due to the time it takes for a child to build his or her immune system. Because they have a weakened immune system, or have not received their full vaccinations for other diseases, young children are vulnerable to experiencing greater health problems when they get the flu.

    Older Individuals
    People aged 65 or older are also highly susceptible to flu complications. Just as children are not strong enough to ward off complications, many seniors cannot fight illnesses that eventually overwhelm their immune systems. Because older individuals are at such a high risk for flu complications, healthcare professionals recommend that they get a special high-dose flu shot to combat potential health problems.

    Heart Disease Sufferers
    Individuals with heart disease can also become vulnerable to flu complications. Unfortunately, many people with this condition are not aware of it, which is why maintaining regular health checkups is important for people of all ages. To avoid the problems that may result from the flu, be sure to take preventative measures to identify potential risk factors before you get sick.

    If you or a loved one is suffering from a flu complication, go directly to the ER at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas. Our iTriage app and its iNotify feature allow patients to inform our ER staff that they are on their way. For more information, call (702) 880-2700.

    Know What to Do When Your Child is Sick

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A sick child can prompt any parent to contact urgent care for antibiotics. As this video stresses, however, antibiotics may not always be the remedy your child needs. Antibiotics are not effective for colds or the flu, two culprits that commonly cause coughing, sneezing and sore throats in children. If your child becomes ill, you should still seek the medical advice of a healthcare professional to rule out other potential concerns. If your child is diagnosed with a cold or flu, the best medicine is keeping them as comfortable as possible until their symptoms pass.

    Would you like more tips on what to do when you child is under the weather? For help, call Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center at (702) 880-2700 or visit SouthernHillsHospital.com. Our Las Vegas facility offers compassionate care for patients of all ages. Download our free iTriage app for its on-the-go symptom checker, and, if necessary, use iNotify to let our ER know that you are on your way.

    Exploring the Advanced Technology Used in Our Accredited Chest Pain Center

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center is proud to offer one of the most advanced Chest Pain Center facilities in the greater Las Vegas region. To provide our patients with the highest level of care, we have equipped our center with the most effective equipment, software and logistical innovations. To find out why our Chest Pain Center is so highly recommended, take a look at the advancements in our facility.

    Advantages of Our Cath Lab Services
    If you are experiencing chest pain, you need access to comprehensive medical care that will quickly and accurately determine the cause of your problem. Our cath lab services are equipped to administer a wide range of cardiovascular tests for swift diagnosis and treatment. Among our many diagnostic tools, we provide coronary ultrasounds, echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, peripheral angiograms, pulmonary angiograms, and stress testing. Our treatment options include coronary angioplasty, peripheral angioplasty, and pacemaker implantation.

    Benefits of AirStrip CARDIOLOGY™
    Because we want our patients to receive the best care possible, we rely on the expertise of many cardiovascular experts to determine a diagnosis and appropriate mode of treatment. However, the process of providing test results such as those for electrocardiographs can take time, which some patients do not have. To expedite our medical care, our Chest Pain Center now uses AirStrip CARDIOLOGY™ software, which allows for the instant transfer of data to any electronic device without detriment to the transferred images. Now our entire team of heart specialists has immediate access to each patient’s medical records for faster treatment.

    Additional Pros of the Chest Pain Center
    Undergoing any heart test or treatment can be an overwhelming experience for both the patient and his or her family. That’s why our Chest Pain Center provides many services for comfortable treatment. In addition to our fast care and convenient parking accommodations, we offer several technologies to make each patient’s experience at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center a positive one.

    If you are suffering from chest pain, go directly to the ER at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center. To facilitate our patients’ needs, we offer an iTriage service with an iNotify feature to inform staff that patients are on their way. For more information about our vascular services, contact (702) 880-2700.

    Resolve to Take Charge of Your Heart Health Now Rather Than Later

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Cardiovascular disease is a growing healthcare concern in the United States. While this condition affects mostly older Americans, it often stems from lifestyle habits begun long ago. Though you may be young and healthy at the moment, now is the time to evaluate your risk for heart disease. By addressing potential problems today, you can decrease your chances of getting cardiovascular disease in the future.

    Manage your stress

    Perhaps you eat right and exercise daily, but are you in control of your stress? Job demands, family obligations, and other commitments can often lead to high stress levels, which has a direct effect on your heart health. Stress impacts your blood pressure, an early sign of cardiovascular disease. To lessen the strain on your heart, implement measures to reduce stress. Though physical activity is a highly beneficial way to alleviate daily tensions, you may also want to eliminate the factors contributing to your stress.

    Stop smoking immediately

    Sometimes, individuals may assume that because they’re young and healthy, smoking won’t cause them significant problems. On the contrary, smoking can quickly deteriorate your heart health and cause early cardiovascular disease. Smoking not only damages heart tissue and blood cells, but it also causes plaque buildup in the arteries. This makes it even harder for the heart to supply ample oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body. To safeguard your heart now and in the future, quit smoking.

    Discuss your family history

    Though you can’t change your family’s health history, you can use your knowledge of it to prevent future health problems. If your grandparents, parents, or siblings have experienced heart health issues, you are at a heightened risk for the same. By discussing your family’s health history with your healthcare provider, you can put into action preventative measures to protect yourself from heart disease at an older age.

    Do you have more questions about how to manage your heart health? Come to our H2U Dinner with Doctor: Treating Minor Heart Attacks with Dr. Bhatti. RSVP for Thursday, February 7th at 5:30PM. Or, call Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Our Las Vegas facility can help you determine what steps you need to take to protect your cardiovascular wellbeing. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 880-2700 to schedule a consultation with a healthcare provider.

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