Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart become blocked, which can lead to heart attack and other problems. Advocate Christ Medical Center is a leader in treating CAD, the major cause of death in the United States for men and women.
How Advocate Christ Medical Center Can Help
Advocate Christ Medical Center has more experience treating coronary artery disease than any hospital in Illinois. We have leading experts in intervention, surgery and cardiology who have access to the most technologically advanced equipment and devices available. Our program also offers the latest in coronary imaging and the most experience in the state using the 64-slice CT scanner-the fastest and most accurate diagnostic technology for imaging the coronary arteries.
Our CAD care team at Advocate Christ Medical Center includes specialized cardiologists, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, psychologists, and nutritionists who are dedicated to caring for patients with coronary artery disease. Weekly conferences are held with physicians, nurses and support staff from the catheterization lab to evaluate outcomes and determine the best care options for our patients.
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Our CAD program includes:
- 60 cardiologists and 10 surgeons, many of whom are leading experts in intervention, surgery and cardiology, as well as dedicated and talented nurses and other support staff.
- 4 cardiac catheterization laboratories where more than 5,000 interventions are performed annually.
- a full spectrum of advanced diagnostic and treatment services with the ability to accommodate emergency procedures 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Our interventional treatment center allows patients to be placed under 24-hour observation without being admitted to the hospital. This gets them in and out more quickly and allows them to be cared for by nurses dedicated to treating such patients.
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