Around-the-Clock Care for Vascular and Heart Conditions
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you or a loved one needs cardiovascular care, Centennial Hills Hospital can help. This includes services to help keep your heart and blood vessels functioning properly.
Doctors at Centennial Hills Hospital have access to innovative care and technology. This can help support better patient care and outcomes in treating a variety of conditions. Specialists treat cardiovascular diseases including heart rhythm disorders, heart failure, vascular disorders and coronary artery disease.
The good news is that cardiovascular care continues to improve. Newer procedures can provide an alternative to traditional heart surgery. This may be an option for many, but not all, patients. Interventional cardiology allows doctors to perform procedures using catheters, or thin tubes. With this approach, procedures are performed through small incisions. Benefits may include faster recoveries and less pain and scarring.
Understanding your condition is the first step in getting the treatment you need. Your cardiologist or internal medicine doctor may recommend different kinds of testing. This may include a stress test to measure how your heart performs during physical activity.
How to Take Care of Your Heart
Taking care of your heart health is important. This includes stopping smoking, keeping your blood pressure under control, and losing weight if you’re overweight.
Your diet also plays a role. Increasing the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables can be beneficial. This may help reduce your risk of stroke, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and heart attack.
A Chest Pain Center for Treating Possible Heart Attacks
Centennial Hills Hospital has been recognized for treating suspected heart attacks. It is an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI by the American College of Cardiology (ACC). This is an enhanced accreditation. It means doctors are equipped 24/7 to perform primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This procedure is used to treat blockages in the arteries and open blood flow to the heart.
Centennial Hills Hospital has also earned the American Heart Association® Mission: Lifeline® 2020 Gold Receiving STEMI Quality Achievement Award. This signifies that specific quality improvement measures are in place for treating patients with severe heart attacks.
To learn more about our cardiovascular services, please call 702-835-9706. Treatment may be scheduled with our Admitting Department.
Centennial Hills Hospital offers a wide range of cardiology services. The focus is to help you and your loved ones keep your heart and vascular system healthier.
Understanding how well your heart is functioning is important. Cardiac catheterization can be used to help diagnose and treat some forms of heart disease.
With this approach, doctors perform different procedures by inserting a small tube, or catheter, into an artery. In some cases, tools like balloons and stents are fed through the catheter. This may be done to reduce blockages and improve blood flow. Other times, a dye is injected into the arteries to help diagnose blockages. Additionally, doctors may simply wish to measure the pressure within the chambers of the heart.
The cardiac cath lab may also be used to treat patients with cardiac rhythm disorders. Doctors may implant pacemakers or automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICDs). This is done to help stabilize abnormal heart rhythms.
Intravascular ultrasound is another service offered. This is used to assess the severity of arterial blockages. Finally, echocardiography services are provided to see how your heart is working. This includes transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms.
Stent Placement With ARTIS Icono Technology
Interventional cardiologists at Centennial Hills Hospital use ARTIS icono technology to support the precise placement of stents. This can reduce patients’ radiation doses and lower the risk of possible complications.
The ARTIS icono technology features an OPTIQ imaging chain which automatically selects the lowest radiation dose for the patient based on the physician’s preferred image quality during a cardiac interventional procedure. The CLEARstent Live advanced guidance software provides real-time verification of the undeployed stent, ensuring that it is properly positioned within the artery and reducing the motion of the beating heart.
With ARTIS technology, heart procedures may take less time and require less contrast dye for patients. This can be a critical factor for people with certain medical conditions, like kidney disease.
Meet the Team
Centennial Hills Hospital has a skilled and dedicated team of cardiac specialists, nursing staff and other clinical providers. The hospital works with board-certified cardiologists and other physicians in treating a wide range of conditions. The Emergency Department is ready to respond 24/7 if you or a loved one needs immediate care.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.