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Specialized Programs

Adventist Heart and Vascular Institute is committed to providing highly focused state of the art general and subspecialty cardiac and vascular care.

Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring Management

Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the only facilities in Chicago's western suburbs to offer cardiac rhythm monitoring. Electrophysiology is the study of the electrical conduction patterns of the heart. The cardiac muscle is unique because of its intrinsic electrical pathways. These pathways cause the heart to contract or squeeze, promoting blood flow. Many at some time or another experience rapid heart beat or a skipping heart beat that can be perfectly normal. But when the symptoms last for a longer period of time or interrupt everyday life resulting in dizziness, shortness of breath or feelings of anxiety an appointment with the arrhythmia clinic may be an option.

Lipid Management

Our goal is to help reduce the chance of developing coronary artery disease or minimize the further progression of coronary artery disease. A visit to the lipid clinic a patient cholesterol level is tested with a small sample from the finger. The results are reviewed immediately. The visit allows for review of your current medications and determination if adjustments are necessary of your medication or lifestyle.

Coumadin Management

The goal of anticoagulation therapy with warfarin (Coumadin®) is to decrease the clotting ability of your blood so that blood clots are prevented. The most important aspect of warfarin therapy is to keep your levels within a therapeutic range. If your level goes too low, you are at risk for blood clots, if it goes too high, you are at risk for bleeding. In order to provide you with the safest and most effective therapy, our Coumadin clinic works closely to help you monitor your levels.

Heart Failure Management

Over five million Americans have congestive heart failure and the number keeps increasing every due to longer life and better care of cardiovascular health. Heart failure is generally defined as the inability of the heart to supply sufficient blood flow to meet the needs of the body. The condition is diagnosed with echocardiography and blood tests. Treatment commonly consists of lifestyle measures (such as smoking cessation, light exercise including breathing protocols, decreased salt intake and other dietary changes) and medications, and sometimes devices or even surgery. Our clinic team of experts will work with you to improve the performance of your heart with the goal of allowing you a long and more productive life.

Vascular Management

Many people just live with leg cramping or foot pain as a normal part of aging. It is important that if you have cramping, tingling or pain in your legs or buttock that lessens when not walking you many have PAD-Peripheral Arterial Disease. This is a condition where plaque is restricting the blood flow that causes the arteries to narrow, reducing blood flow to your legs and feet. PAD affects over 8 million Americans. There are simple tests for PAD. If you are diagnosed with PAD the vascular team will determine the extent of your blockage and find the appropriate treatment option. PAD is treatable.

Pediatric Cardiology Management

At Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, we offer a full range of cardiac care services for children. Outpatient Pediatric Services, including consultation, EKG, Stress Testing, Stress Echos, Holter and Event Monitoring, as well as pre-athletic physicals are available in the Ambulatory Care Center in Elmwood Hall, and in the Cardiopulmonary Department.