Advanced Treatment and Technology
Your heart health is crucial. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Preventing conditions like heart attack and heart failure before they develop is important. To lower your risk for heart disease, you should stop smoking, keep blood pressure under control and eat a healthy diet.
We can help in emergency and non-emergency issues. Our Chest Pain Center and emergency department are here to give you the cardiac care you need.
Find a Cardiologist
If you need a referral to a cardiologist or other physician at Spring Valley Hospital, call our free physician referral service 702-388-4888 or search for a physician online.
Diagnostics and Imaging
We have advanced technology to diagnose and treat heart disease. This includes a 64-Slice CT scanner and nuclear medicine. We also offer:
- Coronary angiography
- Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram (CTA)
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Heart valve pressure evaluations
- Peripheral vascular diagnostics
- Stress Testing
- Ventricular function tests
Spring Valley is designated a Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care Chest Pain Center with PCI. Hospitals awarded this designation have primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Spring Valley Hospital was also recognized by the American Heart Association® with the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving STEMI (2021). The program helps ensure prompt, evidence-based care for the severe type of heart attack known as ST Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction. This means heart attack patients receive prompt care consistent with the latest scientific guidelines from the American Heart Association.
Chest Pain Center
The Chest Pain Center at Spring Valley Hospital offers rapid, round-the-clock, evidence-based treatment of chest pain and heart attack. A heart attack is a medical emergency. It occurs when there is a blockage in the blood flow supplying oxygen to the heart. A blockage can come from buildups of fat, cholesterol and other substances in the arteries. This can lead to coronary artery disease.
Spring Valley was the first hospital in southwest Las Vegas to be accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Centers must combine evidence-based science, quality initiatives, clinical guidelines and best practices for effective heart attack care.
Spring Valley Hospital also received an enhanced accreditation from the ACC, making it a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI. Hospitals awarded this designation have primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
PCI is also known as angioplasty. This is a procedure used to treat the narrowed coronary arteries found in heart disease. To receive the enhanced accreditation, a hospital must have a cardiac catheterization lab team, including a cardiologist, available with short notice. Accredited facilities also must have processes in place to maximize treatment time and improve outcomes.
Cardiac Catheterization (Cath) Lab
Our cardiac catheterization lab offers advanced procedures and technology to diagnose and treat cardiac conditions. Tools such as balloons and stents are fed through a catheter into the coronary arteries to clear blockages and improve blood flow.
Our services include ClotTriever®, a technology treatment for pulmonary embolisms (PE). ClotTriever is an FDA-cleared mechanical thrombectomy device created to treat people with PE. The technology eliminates the need for clot-busting drugs, called thrombolytics, which often require time spent in the intensive care unit.
Spring Valley Hospital features a team of dedicated healthcare professionals who are specially trained in open-heart surgery. One of the hospital's two operating rooms dedicated to cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery (CVT) features a new hybrid design. The design allows for multidisciplinary approaches to minimally invasive CVT procedures.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
A condition known as aortic stenosis can occur when there is a narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve. This may cause symptoms like chest pain and trouble breathing. TAVR is a less-invasive heart valve repair treatment for aortic stenosis for qualifying patients.
MitraClip™ for Heart Valve Disease
For patients who cannot have open-heart surgery, MitraClip™ is another option. This involves a simple, minimally invasive procedure designed to stop valve leakage, restoring normal blood flow through your heart. The procedure does not require opening the chest or temporarily stopping the heart.
Heart Attack: Know the Signs
You should know that 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 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 911 or get to the nearest emergency room.