Cardiology (Heart Disease and Disorders)
At the University Of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, patients benefit from excellent clinical services and state-of-the-art medical technology. The Department of Cardiology is supported by a distinguished staff whose training and expertise places them among the leaders in contemporary cardiology. The clinic provides today's most advanced equipment for diagnostic and interventional catheterization, invasive and non-invasive electrophysiologic evaluation, and echocardiographic, nuclear, ultrafast CT and MRI imaging of the heart.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Cardiac catheterization is a test used to diagnose abnormalities of the coronary blood vessels. Our cardiac catheterization laboratories are fully equipped to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and interventional services. Standard diagnostic procedures for both adult and child patients are routinely performed.
Cardiovascular Program for Women
Led by Dr. Joan Briller, the Cardiovascular Program for Women has a team devoted to identifying early predictors of heart disease because they understand the importance of early intervention. The program, established in 2001, is the most comprehensive of its kind in the city. It provides state-of-the-art cardiac screening, prevention and therapy services, as well as specialized care for pregnant women with heart disease.
Echocardiography is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound waves to produce an image of the heart muscle and valves. All clinical and research imaging is performed in our laboratory using the most technologically advanced equipment available.
64 Slice Computed Tomographic Cardiac Imaging
Coronary calcium screening is used to detect early, subclinical cardiovascular disease. We also provide 3D non-invasive imaging of the coronary vessels.
Electrophysiology (EP) Lab
Our Electrophysiology Lab is fully equipped to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic treatments for patients with symptomatic cardiac arrhythmias. Services available allow invasive and non-invasive electrophysiologic evaluation of all dysrhythmias. Therapeutic procedures routinely performed include EP guided pharmacotherapy, radiofrequency ablation of ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias and device implantation (including AICDs and dual chamber pacemakers).
Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure
Our program provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluation of patients with ventricular dysfunction and chronic heart failure, emphasizing accurate assessment of functional status and an estimation of risk and prognosis.
The cardiology team is comprised of a diverse staff of experienced doctors, providing a well-rounded team to address your specific heart needs and conditions. Our cardiology team is interested in preventing heart disease as well as treating patients with known heart disease. Patients admitted to the hospital with cardiac conditions will receive the care of highly-trained cardiac nurses. These nurses work as part of the cardiac team and assist patients along the road to recovery.