The Heart Center at Sunrise Hospital Becomes First in Nevada to Implant Miniature Heart Monitor
March 21, 2014
Las Vegas, NV (March 21, 2014) – The Heart Center at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center performed another first for the region today, with the implantation of Nevada’s first Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM). Dr. Arjun Gururaj, Interventional Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Electrophysiology (EP) Program at Sunrise Hospital, performed the implantation. This device is available for both adult and pediatric patients.
“At Sunrise, our first priority is providing patients with high quality care through practices that improve outcomes and the overall patient experience,” said Todd Sklamberg, Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. “Sunrise has a long history of providing ‘firsts’ in cardiac care to its adult and pediatric patients. We will continue to work with our physicians in an effort to offer the latest advancements in technology to the community.”
Smaller than a house key, the cardiac monitor is inserted in the upper chest area, and continuously records heart rhythms. With the device, physicians can help patients find answers to unexplained heart-related problems without interrupting the patient’s lifestyle. This device allows physicians to wirelessly monitor a patient’s heart for up to three years.
“The LINQ allows me to provide even better care to my patients,” said Dr. Gururaj. “Patients are given a local anesthetic and the monitor is inserted just under the skin. The small size of the device makes the scar almost unnoticeable. My patients are able to go home right away and return to their normal daily activities.”
The Heart Center at Sunrise Hospital cares for more hearts than any other hospital in Nevada. As Nevada’s first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program and the only pediatric open heart surgery program in the state, Sunrise is leading the way in providing advanced cardiac care to Southern Nevada and the surrounding region.
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About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital:
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center offers high-quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of Southern Nevada and its surrounding region. As Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, located just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, we care for patients from all over the world. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 16 years, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is the region’s healthcare leader. Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital. Together, we offer a full range of services for both children and adults. The Heart Center at Sunrise features an Accredited Chest Pain Center and the most advanced cardiac care. The Nevada Neurosciences Institute – the region’s most comprehensive Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center – provides world-class care for stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions. We offer Nevada’s only pediatric open heart program and the state’s largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital is the only Accredited Breast Center in Southern Nevada. We also feature a Certified Cancer Center, a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department, The FLEX Program for joint and spine patients, Southern Nevada’s only Accredited Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, 24/7 in-house Pediatric Intensivists and Obstetricians, Robotic-Assisted Surgery, and Nevada’s only Gamma Knife Center.
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