Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Types of Inherited Heart Disease

There are different types of inherited heart diseases. Identifying these conditions early can lead to better care and improved health over time.

  • Cardiomyopathies are diseases that affect the physical structure of the heart and interfere with its ability to pump blood.
  • Arrhythmias are diseases that affect the heart’s electrical system and the heart’s ability to properly squeeze and relax. Hereditary arrhythmias can result in a heartbeat that is too fast, too slow or irregular. They can lead to rapid heartbeat, lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting and sometimes sudden death.
  • Certain inherited heart conditions can cause a problem with the structure of the aorta—the large blood vessel that loops from the top of the heart, carrying oxygen rich blood to the rest of the body.
  • Coronoary artery disease is the most common cause of heart disease and a leading cause of death in the United States. Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque buildup, plaque rupture or a clot that blocks the coronary arteries, causing a lack of oxygen to the heart, preventing it from functioning effectively.
  • Atheriosclerosis is the narrowing of the arteries due to cholesterol buildup and plaque formation. In addition to family history, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol, obesity adn physical inactivity are risk factors for coronary artery disease.

Familial Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Program
Center for Heart & Vascular Health
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions