Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
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Heart Attack Prevention

Heart Health

A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction, occurs when the body cannot maintain sufficient oxygenated blood flow to the heart muscle. This causes the tissue to become damaged, ultimately interrupting the natural functions of the heart. While a heart attack can be devastating and even deadly, there are ways to help prevent a heart attack from occurring.

Causes
One of the first steps toward heart attack prevention is to understand the causes. Heart attacks may be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Accumulation of fatty plaques within the coronary arteries
  • Narrowing of the coronary arteries
  • Blood clots in the coronary arteries
  • Embolism

Prevention Tips
While some individuals are genetically predisposed to heart attacks, there are several ways to reduce risk. This includes maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, eating a healthy diet, beginning a safe exercise program, managing stress, and in some cases your doctor may recommend taking small daily doses of aspirin.

Signs and Symptoms
To prevent long-term, serious effects of a heart attack is to get immediate medical help at the first sign of an attack. Symptoms commonly associated with a heart attack include:

  • Intense chest pain or a painful ‘squeezing’ sensation in the chest
  • Pain in the left arm, left shoulder, or jaw
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Sweating or clammy skin
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety and feelings of doom
  • Loss of consciousness

It is important to remember that the symptoms of a heart attack may differ in women. For example, women tend to experience stomach pain, back and shoulder pain, confusion, and fainting.

For more information on heart attack prevention, visit Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center online or contact us at (805) 497-2727 for the care and support you deserve.


A Look at Our Heart Center

Heart

When it comes to your heart health, you want the highest quality of care possible. Fortunately, Thousand Oaks residents have access to a heart hospital that provides many diagnostic and treatment options for those needing cardiac care.

The Cardiovascular Center at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is both state and nationally recognized for providing the top-notch cardiac care. We are not only distinguished as one of only a few Nationally Accredited Chest Pain Centers in the country, but we are also the proud recipient of the Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, demonstrating our commitment and devotion to the overall quality of care for our cardiac patients. Each facility that holds this distinction must meet stringent clinical criteria developed in collaboration with medical organizations’ recommendations—including the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons—as well as the recommendations of expert physicians. This distinction also means that we are subject to periodic reevaluation as the criteria continues to evolve, ensuring that we are always at the forefront of medical and clinical practices and advancements.

Our emergency physicians and cardiac specialists have been providing diagnostic and treatment options in all areas of cardiac and cardiovascular care for the past 40 years. Our services include cardiac catheterization, cardiovascular surgery, carotid stenting, open heart surgery, cardiac rehabilitation, and even cardiac educational services to patients and their families. Coupled with our state-of-the-art technological equipment, our multiple areas of specialization allow us to stand apart as leaders in both cardiac and cardiovascular care services.

Contact Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center at (805) 497-2727 or visit our website for more information.


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Online health services

If you’re interested in more information on Gamma Knife surgery, SIDS, or how to keep your kids healthy, take a look at these additional resources:

  • Learn more about SIDS Awareness at sidsalliance.org.

  • Head over to the National SUID/SIDS Resource Center to learn how parents and professionals can prevent sudden infant death syndrome.

  • Gamma Knife technology can help to treat Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s disease. Learn more about Essential Tremor at this site.

  • Go to this page to see what our family birthing center offers for our new moms and moms-to-be.

  • Once you’ve had a baby in our birthing center, you can expect the same level of pediatric care as your child grows up. You can learn more at this page on our site.

  • Learn more about how to keep your heart healthy at the American Heart Association’s website.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site has all the information you need about vaccines and immunizations.

  • Is your child protected against the flu? Learn about influenza and how to protect your family at this site.

For more health information or to learn more about the services offered at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, visit our website or call (805) 497-2727 today!


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Pediatric Care Services at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center

Pediatric Care

An important part of maintaining your child’s health is ensuring that they receive quality pediatric care services at regular intervals. At Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, we provide exceptional pediatric care services, including but not limited to pediatric general surgery, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, gastroenterology, hematology, rheumatology, orthopedics, urology, and genetics. From surgeon to anesthesiologist, our multidisciplinary team of pediatric medical experts work together to provide the very best services to fit your child’s needs.

Here at Los Robles, we believe that vaccinations and immunizations are a crucial part of maintaining your child’s health. Recommended childhood vaccinations include those for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), chickenpox, and meningococcal virus.

We also provide a full-service family birthing center to help parents comfortably navigate their way through childbirth. Our comprehensive family birthing center offers a number of services in addition to labor and delivery services to help new parents adjust to the arrival of their newborn. This includes educational classes on childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, grand-parenting, and sibling preparedness courses.

Whether your child is suffering from a broken arm, laceration, or has the flu, our pediatric physicians and highly-trained nurses are always here to help. Learn more about Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center by visiting our website, or contact us at (805) 497-2727.


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