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On a first visit to the clinic, patients can expect a consultation with a cardiologist and an advanced practice nurse, who specializes in congenital heart disease. Staff will conduct a health history analysis and physical. A comprehensive treatment plan will be designed on this visit. An ECHO, specialized to visualize the congenital heart abnormalities with more accuracy than a general ECHO will be performed at this visit. Further diagnostic tests and procedures may be indicated.

Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

  • EKG - to review the electrical function and rhythm of the heart
  • ECHO - ultrasound of the heart to assess anatomy and the function
  • Cardiac catheterization - looking at the blood flow through the heart, measure pressures and further assess heart function
  • Cardiac MRI - gives detailed pictures of the heart
  • Cardiac electrophysiology - study abnormal heart rhythms.

Call 847.723.3600 today to schedule a first appointment or for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need an order from my doctor to be seen? A order from your doctor is not necessary to schedule your first appointment
  2. What type of insurance do you accept?
  3. What if I don't have insurance?

Phone Number: 847.723.3600
Location: 1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL

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