Treatments for Heart and Cardiovascular Issues
Excellent cardiovascular care near you has never been easier to find, as The Valley Health System offers heart diagnosis and treatment services for conditions from heart disease and heart failure, to even chest pain and congenital heart defects.
Find a Physician
If you need a referral to a physician at The Valley Health System, call our free physician referral service at 702-388-4888 or search for a doctor online.
Diagnosing Cardiovascular Disease
The Valley Health System has advanced technology to help diagnose a wide range of cardiac diseases and conditions from congestive heart failure, to systolic heart failure to a number of other types of heart disease.
Echocardiography – Ultrasound waves produce clear images of the heart in action. This allows cardiologists to evaluate how well the heart is working.
Electroencephalogram (EEG) – This monitors the electrical activity in the brain to help diagnose strokes, seizures and other medical conditions.
Electrocardiogram (EKG) – Traces electric activity in the heart to help diagnose heart problems.
Pacemaker Analysis – This tests how well implanted pacemakers are working.
Treadmill Exercise Stress Testing – Measures how the heart works while under the stress of exercise.
Ultrasound with Doppler – This shows changes how well the heart is moving blood and oxygen to the organs.
Heart Attack Warning Signs
A family history of heart problems, any of these symptoms or high blood pressure means you should watch out for these heart attack signs.
Men and women may have different symptoms. Men often have what are known as “classic” signs of a heart attack:
- Discomfort in the center of the chest that feels like pressure, squeezing or fullness that goes away, yet returns (chest pain)
- Chest discomfort along with fainting, lightheadedness, shortness of breath or nausea
- Pain that moves to the neck, shoulders or arms
In addition to a milder form of the symptoms above, women may also have:
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- Back or jaw pain
- Nausea, vomiting or dizziness
- Palpitations, paleness or cold sweats
- Mild, flu-like symptoms
- Unexplained anxiety, fatigue or weakness
If you have signs of a possible heart attack, call 9-1-1 or get to the nearest emergency room.
The Valley Health System staff includes a number of medical professionals, including cardiac surgeons with specialization in vascular disorders and cardiovascular surgery, bypass surgery and more. They stand ready to diagnose and treat whatever heart issue you may have.