This year, according to the American Heart Association, nearly 1.2 million Americans will have a first or recurrent heart attack, and about 42,000 of these people will die-making coronary heart disease the single leading cause of death in the United States. With such a serious epidemic, it is important to have top-notch cardiac care available close to home.
Advocate South Suburban Hospital is vital to our community's heart and vascular health. With innovative approaches to care, sophisticated technology and effective treatments, South Suburban Hospital is the community's leading source for high-quality heart care.
Our distinctive brand of care is only possible through the philanthropy of our generous friends and neighbors. The new Heart and Vascular Center will stand as a testament to the partnerships between the hospital, its parent system and the community that has time and again guided the destiny of South Suburban Hospital.
Advancing services and care
South Suburban Hospital has already begun to advance its cardiovascular program with new services such as elective coronary angioplasty and carotid stenting to improve blood flow in the body's arteries. The hospital recently added a 64-slice CT (computed tomography) scanner-the newest noninvasive diagnostic technology for coronary disease.
To continue providing exceptional care and services to our patients the hospital is upgrading its capabilities to provide the full spectrum of high-quality heart and vascular care. With the help of philanthropy, patients will be treated promptly and with the best possible care right in their community.
The next steps for the advancement of cardiovascular services at South Suburban Hospital include the development of a state-of-the-art interventional radiology suite and a new Heart and Vascular Center. This new outpatient facility will consolidate all cardiovascular programs into one space to make treatment convenient and efficient. Outreach programs will provide extensive screening and educational services to enhance awareness of heart and vascular diseases.
With the addition of the following specialized services, patients can receive the most focused care available:
- Vascular practice including a wound care and a vein clinic
- Congestive heart failure clinic
- Diabetes clinic
Led by board-certified physicians and clinical nurse specialists, each service will provide screening, prevention, ongoing management and treatment in a hospital-based, outpatient setting.
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