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Healthy Hearts Program

Childrens Heart Center Nevada’s Healthy Hearts Program is a comprehensive, family-based, pediatric weight management program for families with overweight children. The goal of the program is to promote healthy lifestyles for the entire family with an emphasis on modifying behaviors, improving eating habits, increasing physical activity and improving self-esteem. Child weight loss program Las Vegas

Reasons for Referral

Hyperlipidemia

Hypertension

Hyperinsulinemia

BMI greater than 85th percentile for age

Family history of premature heart disease (first-degree male relative before age 55 or female relative before age 65)

Parent with total cholesterol level greater than 240 mg/dL

How Our Program Works

  1. Patients first undergo a medical evaluation with one of our cardiologists.
  2. Patients receive extensive nutrition counseling with a Registered Dietitian.
  3. Eligible patients may then enroll into our 12-week program which includes supervised exercise, regular nutrition education and behavior modification therapy.

Other Services Available – Cardiac Rehab

Children’s Heart Center Nevada also offers Cardiac Rehabilitation through the Healthy Hearts Program. This aspect of our program is designed to benefit patients with a cardiac diagnosis.  These patients are provided a safe, structured environment for rehabilitative physical activity. The goal of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is to improve exercise tolerance, increase knowledge of heart disease and promote overall healthy lifestyles.

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