By Steven Eisen
NICHE DIVISION OF LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
When most of us think of heart disease, we envision people who are older, out of shape or have made poor dietary and lifestyle choices. The truth, however, is congenital heart defects are the most common types of birth defects. They affect approximately 40,000, or 1 out of every 100, births each year.
Imagine being a new mom and having a primary care provider tell you that your child’s heart may not be quite right and you need to take them to see a pediatric cardiologist. Five minutes earlier, you may not have known there was such a thing as heart doctors for kids. Fortunately, children with heart disease in Nevada do not need to leave the state to receive the best care.
The Children’s Heart Center Nevada has been caring for the tiniest of hearts since 1980. Now one of the largest private congenital cardiology practices in the United States, CHCN conducts nearly 50,000 patient encounters, 500 heart surgeries and 500 heart catheterizations yearly. Outcomes are among the best in the nation. Children travel here from neighboring states and countries to receive care.
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