Cardiology Services & Treatments at South Suburban Hospital
If you or a loved one is at risk for heart disease, consult the cardiac experts at Advocate South Suburban Hospital. Our medical staff is accomplished in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of heart conditions. In fact, our cardiac services are among the best in Chicago's south suburbs.
At Advocate South Suburban Hospital, you'll find an exceptional cardiology team, the latest technology and a full range of specialized services -all close to home and all focused on your heart health.
We are committed to the promotion of heart health in our community, which involves education and early detection. We offer free and low-cost screenings, educational programs and wellness seminars throughout the year. Learn more about our heart and stroke prevention services.
We offer a wide range of diagnostic tests and screenings to pinpoint heart problems before they become severe and determine best treatment options. Our tests performed by specially trained medical staff include:
- Exercise and stress tests with imaging - monitoring the heart during activity
- Electrocardiograms (EKG) - recording electrical activity in the heart
- Echocardiograms - using ultrasound technology to reveal heart structure, size and strength
- Holter monitor testing - monitoring electrical activity over long time periods
- Cardiac catheterization, including diagnostic angiograms - enabling doctors to view the heart and blood vessels and locate blockages
Congestive Heart Failure Program
Our congestive heart failure program is a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient program designed to strengthen the heart, improve health and monitor change over time. Regular visits to our wellness clinic and follow-up staff contact, along with infusion therapy, nutrition consultation and other support services, help patients at risk for congestive heart failure work to restore cardiac health and reduce the need for hospitalization.
Emergency, Inpatient and Outpatient Care
The emergency department of South Suburban Hospital is among the most sophisticated in the south suburbs. When a heart attack strikes, our emergency medicine professionals are ready 24/7 with aggressive therapy and state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to break up blood clots before they cause severe damage.
Our cardiology department includes a fully equipped 14-bed intensive care unit for individuals with severe heart disease and a 57-bed telemetry unit for 24-hour monitoring of patient heart activity.
In addition to surgical implantation of a pacemaker while in the operating room, our cardiologists determine which patients may be candidates for surgical implantation while in the cardiac catheterization lab. This gives patients the option of having an outpatient surgery resulting in a minimal stay, but still with intense monitoring.
Getting back to "normal" is an important part of cardiac care. Our comprehensive recovery and rehabilitation program helps people with heart disease regain their strength and lead an active healthy life after a heart attack. Our rehab program typically includes an individualized program of monitored exercise, education and behavioral change aimed at heart health. Learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation program.
Experience exceptional heart care close to home. Contact us at 708.799.8000 today for more information on our cardiac services or to schedule a screening.