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Leading heart care, close to home in Chicagoland

Choose Ascension Illinois in Chicagoland to be your first choice – from heart and vascular screenings to surgery.

Your heart deserves specialized attention and the best care. Cardiologists and heart surgeons at Ascension Illinois in greater Chicagoland deliver advanced heart and vascular care. From managing chronic heart conditions to more advanced care and heart and vascular surgery, we’re here with you. Every appointment starts with a conversation about how you are feeling, any new symptoms or concerns. Your care team will take the time to answer all your questions — big and small. By getting to know you and working together, you get the heart care that’s right for you.

Ascension Illinois heart and vascular specialists, surgeons and care teams are connected to a national network and trained in the latest heart care testing, treatment and procedures, including the treatment of:

  • Atherosclerosis - thickening or hardening of the arteries
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) - irregular or rapid heart rhythm or flutters
  • Congenital heart disease - conditions from birth that affect the way a heart works
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD) -damaged or diseased major blood vessels that supply blood to your heart
  • Deep vein thrombosis - deep blood clots in the veins
  • Heart attack - sudden attack when some of the heart muscle does not get enough blood
  • Cardiomyopathy - heart muscle disease
  • Heart valve disease - one or more heart valves does not work properly
  • Heart failure - heart does not pump enough blood for your body’s needs
  • High blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Pericardial disease, myocarditis and pericarditis - inflammation around the heart

If your care requires additional imaging (cardiac MRI and cardiac CT), lab testing, pharmacy or specialists, we’ll help connect the dots for your care. When scheduling, ask us about a virtual (online) visit for your first consultation and as part of your ongoing care.

Woman with grandchild.Understanding your heart health

Knowing if you’re at risk for heart disease could help save your life. And a simple heart screening can help you and your doctor better understand your heart health. Talk to a cardiologist to see what screening is right for you.

Schedule a $49 heart scan

Having a $49 coronary calcium scan can take less than 30 minutes of your time and may be useful for prevention or detection of heart disease. Talk with your primary care doctor to see if a heart scan is right for you.

SCHEDULE A HEART SCAN – 877- 596-7314

*A heart scan is not for everyone. It is not recommended for routine screening of people who do not have symptoms of heart disease and have a low risk of heart attacks. Some heart disease risk factors include hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use and a family history of heart disease.

Schedule a $99 vascular screening

Getting a vascular screening can help you and your doctor better understand your vascular health. A screening can help diagnose vascular conditions, such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and venous insufficiency. A referral is not needed for vascular screenings. You should inquire with your insurance carrier for questions about coverage for screenings without a doctor’s referral.


Highly recognized heart and vascular care, right here at home

When you choose Ascension Illinois for your heart and vascular care, you will have a team of doctors with the expertise to deliver advanced care.

Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village has been named:

  • America's 50 Best Hospital for Cardiac Surgery™ by Healthgrades for the third consecutive year
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ 2022 by Healthgrades

Resurrection Medical Center Chicago has been named:

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™, by Healthgrades for the second consecutive year

Both hospitals also received Healthgrades 2022 America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™.

Minimally-invasive surgery options

If your doctor recommends surgery as part of your care plan, we offer minimally-invasive treatment options. Your doctor may recommend advanced heart care and surgery including BASILICA, TAVR, MitraClip™, WATCHMAN™, ventricular assist devices (VAD), ablation and CardioMems™. Minimally invasive surgery may be an option for your care with a goal of a short recovery time and lower risk of infection. If you need more advanced care, such as open heart surgery, we’re with you through surgery, recovery and beyond. Together, your team of doctors delivers advanced heart and vascular care to help improve your heart function.

Your heart is worth a second opinion

When you’re facing a serious heart health concern, there’s a lot to think about. Maybe you have a new diagnosis or are trying to make a decision on a treatment plan. Getting a second opinion may help give you peace of mind. To get started, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. Choose one of our experienced cardiovascular specialists, and we can request your medical records on your behalf. Then, together we will review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options for a personalized heart care plan. 


Frequently asked questions about heart care

  • When should I talk to a heart doctor?

    Getting the right heart care at the right time is critical for your health. Chest pain, shortness of breath, fluttering in your chest, swelling in your legs, dizziness and fatigue are all symptoms of heart disease. When you notice new symptoms, talk to a heart doctor. From routine care to complex heart conditions, our heart doctors and care teams are here for you. They take the time to understand you and your health, to provide heart care that’s right for you. We use a range of care options from preventive heart care to complex and advanced surgical techniques.

  • What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

    A heart attack doesn’t always start with severe chest pain. If you think you or a loved one may be having a heart attack, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away. Pay attention to these heart attack symptoms:

    • Chest pain or discomfort
    • Lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting
    • Jaw, neck or back pain
    • Discomfort or pain in arm or shoulder
    • Shortness of breath