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    Keeping Your Child Heart Healthy [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 9 months ago

    If you think heart disease is just for adults, think again. Very grown-up cardiovascular problems, such as clogged arteries, are occurring more and more in children. The biggest reason for this spike in heart disease in kids is obesity, which is causing young kids to live with heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The good news is that there are plenty of things parents can do to curb their kids’ heart disease risk now and in the future. Find out the real risk of heart disease in kids and what you can do about it in this infographic from Las Vegas’ Sunrise Children’s Hospital. Help us beat heart disease in kids by sharing this information with your fellow parents. 

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    What Is AirStrip Cardiology?

    Last updated 9 months ago

    The results of an electrocardiograph can tell a physician if his patient has a heart condition and determine the course of action taken to address it. Being able to correctly read electrocardiograph data then becomes imperative to both the diagnosis and treatment. AirStrip Cardiology offers doctors immediate and accurate access to electrocardiograph results with state-of-the-art software assistance. This software enables other healthcare practitioners to send electrocardiograph data to physicians at any time and at any location, as information can be read with either a computer or phone. It also lets those using it to examine results with special focus abilities. Both patients and doctors can benefit from these innovative features of AirStrip Cardiology.

    Sunrise Children’s Hospital uses the most advanced practices for the health and well-being of your family. If you require medical care, call us today at (702) 233-5437. Our Southern Nevada children’s hospital offers a wide range of services, including NICU and emergency care treatment, for our pediatric patients.

    A Quick Look at Hybrid Heart Procedures

    Last updated 9 months ago

    For some pediatric heart patients, a single mode of treatment cannot adequately address the nature of their conditions. This is why Sunrise Children’s Hospital utilizes hybrid heart procedures in addition to our surgical, electrophysiological, catheterization, and medicine services. As its name indicates, hybrid heart procedures take advantage of the benefits that both surgery and catheterization can provide. While surgery may be a necessary form of treatment for some patients, catheterization can also help to manage or alleviate heart problems with minimally invasive methods. By merging these modes of treatment, the doctors at our children’s hospital can give our pediatric patients the most effective care possible based on their individual treatment needs.

    Do you have any questions about the heart procedures that Sunrise Children’s Hospital provides? Call (702) 233-5437 to speak with an associate at our Southern Nevada facility. Our staff can guide you through our treatment services to determine which mode of care is best for your child.

    What Your Child Can Expect During an EKG

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Has your pediatric physician recommended that your child undergo an electrocardiogram? If so, you probably want to know more about what this procedure entails. This video demonstrates how an EKG works.

    An EKG is a noninvasive and painless procedure. Your child will be awake during the entire process. To assess your child’s heartbeat, an EKG technician must put several strategically placed electrodes on your child’s body. These stickers contain small wires that can send data about your child’s heartbeat to a monitor. After a few minutes of compiling this information, the EKG procedure is done. The technician removes the electrodes from the skin, and your child can resume his or her day.

    Sunrise Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment for pediatric patients with cardiovascular issues. Call our Southern Nevada facility today at (702) 233-5437 to speak with a Registered Nurse to learn more about your child’s upcoming electrocardiogram.

    Healthy Ways to Encourage Weight Loss In Your Child

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Many children contend with weight issues. With nearly half of their days spent sitting in a classroom, the absence of physical education in many schools, and nights devoted to homework, television, and video games, few children are as active as they should be. As a result, they suffer from being overweight or obese. If your child needs to lose weight to better his health, the following tips can help you encourage this goal. For more information on how to address your child’s weight concerns, contact Sunrise Children’s Hospital.

    Incorporate Activities Into Family Time
    Is the hour or two you watch television the only time you spend together as a family? If so, it may be time to reconsider how you relax and unwind with your children. Instead of engaging in sedentary activities, explore your exercise options. Go for a walk in your neighborhood. Kick around a soccer ball in your backyard. You can even participate in an interactive video game that requires physical movement.

    Promote Trying Out for Sports
    If your child enjoys watching baseball, basketball, or football, why not encourage him to try out for the team at school? Some schools offer extracurricular activities for young children. Should your school not provide any sport options, you may be able to find a recreational center or Little League in your area that offers your child’s sport of choice.

    Make Meal Preparation a Family Affair
    Helping your child lose weight goes beyond encouraging a more active lifestyle. It also involves making better food choices. Though packaged or prepared foods may be quick to make, they often contain high levels of calories, sodium, and fat. To give your child the opportunity he needs to lose weight, make your meals with fresh and nutritious ingredients. By teaching your child that the foods he eats make a difference to his health, you can help him learn how to make better food decisions on his own as well.

    Is your child suffering from overweight or obesity issues? Sunrise Children’s Hospital can help. To speak with a specialist about your child’s needs, call (702) 233-5437 for our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line. We also encourage you to take advantage of our iTriage Symptom Checker when a member of their family requires children’s emergency care.

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Disclaimer: The materials provided are intended for informational purposes only. You should contact your doctor for medical advice. Use of and access to this website or other materials do not create a physician-patient relationship. The opinions expressed through this website are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the hospital, medical staff, or any individual physician or other healthcare professional.
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