The Division of Cardiology at UI Health combines medical and surgical approaches to deliver the highest level of care for disorders and diseases of the heart. Our team of experienced cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons provides complete heart care, from diagnosis to intervention, and is supported by a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including neurologists, imaging experts, and vascular surgeons. Our heart doctors are among Chicago's experts in treating and managing cardiovascular diseases.
Heart Valve Treatments Without Surgery
Many people are told there is no way to treat their valve issues or that the only treatment is open-heart surgery. But the Structural Heart Disease Program at UI Health has a number of ways treat heart valve disease without the need for surgery.
UI HEALTH CARDIOLOGY PROGRAMS
Our interventional cardiologists provide minimally invasive treatments for a variety of heart conditions and diseases without the need for open-heart surgery.
The Cardiac Rehab Program helps patients recover from the cardiovascular event and prevent future heart problems.
Our combination medical/surgical program provides transcatheter procedures to treat heart valve disease — eliminating the need for open-heart surgery.
The Cardiovascular Program for Women is devoted to identifying early predictors of heart disease in women, in addition to specialized care for pregnant women with heart disease.
The Familial Heart Disease Clinic specializes in cardiovascular genetics, which deals with the treatment, examination, and study of heart conditions caused or affected by a person's family history.
The Heart Failure Program at UI Health offers complete heart failure care, from early prevention strategies to end-stage treatment options.
Our cardiac electrophysiologists diagnose and treat arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, and other heart rhythm disorders.
The Onco-Cardiology Program at UI Health provides cardiac care to patients with cancer and manages cardiovascular disease and cardiotoxicities that can result from cancer treatments.
The Preventive Cardiology Program at UI Health focuses on the prevention, management, and treatment of risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
MEET THE DIVISION CHIEF
Dr. Dawood Darbar is the Chief of the Division of Cardiology at UI Health. Dr. Darbar is an experienced clinical electrophysiologist who has built a robust academic-clinical electrophysiology practice. His particular area of expertise relates to the assessment and management of patients with inherited heart rhythm disorders, including long QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome. Dr. Darbar provides state-of-the-art therapies, including atrial fibrillation ablation, to patients with arrhythmias. He also specializes in the genetics and ablation of arrhythmias, insertion of pacemakers and defibrillators, and cardiac rhythm monitoring.
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Chicago, IL 60612
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Chicago, IL 60607
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