Children's Heart Center Nevada - Adult Congenital Heart Disease Division

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (702) 732-1290
Appointment Requests: (702) 732-1290
Year Formalized: 2011
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Sunrise Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Leigh C. Reardon, MD
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Years in ACHD: 5
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 540
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1-5
Out-patients seen at:Children's Heart Center Nevada (private clinic) and Sunrise Hospital
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?Yes
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult /Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:13
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
William N. Evans, MD
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Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates:
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 260
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 50
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
The physician’s of Children’s Heart Center treat adults with congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and other conditions. Balloons, stents and device closures are just some of the procedures performed on adults. Some of the devices we utilize are: PFO Occluder – developed to be used in patients with PFO and paradoxical cerebral emboli. PDA Occluder – used to close a Patent Ductus Arteriosus. Muscular VSD Occluder – designed to occlude muscular ventricular septal defects. The procedure can be performed in the catheterization laboratory or in the operating room with a catheter directly placed in the heart. CardioSEAL – designed to close PFOs and ASDs. STARFlex – differs from CardioSEAL in three ways, it automatically adjusts to different shapes and locations of defects, it allows the implant to lay very flat against the septum, and it allows the use of a smaller device. Septal Occluder – used for closure of secundum atrial septal defects and Fontan fenestrations Indications for these devices include: •Device Closure of PFO after stroke •Device Closure of ASD •Device Closure of PDA •Device Closure of VSD •Device Closure of Fontan Fenestrations •Balloon Dilation Pulmonary Valve •Balloon Dilation Aortic Valves •Balloon Dilation Mitral Valves •Pulmonary Artery Stents •Coarctation Stents •Coil Occlusion of Accessory Vessels •Use of Covered Stents
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: No
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: No
ACHD-experienced Cardiac MRI: No
ACHD-experienced Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: No
ACHD-experienced High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: No
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: No
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: No
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Psychologist/Psychiatrist:Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD Program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Within our ACHD Program
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A