|Heart & Vascular Center | Cardiovascular Care|
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, nearly 40,000 Illinoisans lose their lives to cardiovascular disease. But the pioneering providers at the Mercy Heart & Vascular Center are working to reverse those trends, and help you and your loved ones live longer, healthier lives.
A longtime leader in cardiovascular medicine, Mercy offers some of the most advanced heart care available. In fact, Mercy was named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospital® for cardiovascular care by Thomson Healthcare and honored as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care® by Blue Cross Blue Shield*, based on national standards of clinical outcomes—the things that matter most.
Early detection is the key to successful treatment of heart disease, and early identification of a person’s risk of heart disease can help prevent the condition from ever developing. That’s why Mercy offers a variety of customized screenings to assess your personal risk for cardiovascular disease.
With the hospital’s state-of-the-art 64-Slice CT scanner, Mercy doctors are able to obtain precise images of the heart, lungs and arteries in just minutes. Other non-invasive screening tests include:
At Mercy, our commitment to minimally invasive treatment solutions is revolutionizing the treatment of cardiovascular disorders. In recent years our experts have developed endovascular techniques to treat disorders such as coronary artery disease, carotid artery blockage and aneurysm. These procedures are as effective as conventional surgery, but pose greatly reduced risks to patients, along with less scarring and a dramatically shorter recovery time.
Minimally invasive interventional procedures available at Mercy include:
Mercy takes a comprehensive approach to heart disease that incorporates prevention, early intervention and disease management. Through treatment and education, we strive to empower our patients and their families to take charge of their health, and make the lifestyle and behavioral changes necessary to avoid serious health complications.
Cardiac rehabilitation, or rehab, is a medically supervised program designed to help heart patients improve physical strength and overall well-being. One of the few cardiac rehab programs in Chicago to be certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), Mercy’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program boasts excellent outcomes, skilled and attentive staff and a facility that can’t be beat.
You need not be a Mercy patient to complete your cardiac rehab with us.
Recognized locally and nationally for their groundbreaking work in cardiac care, the experts of the Mercy Heart & Vascular Center have pioneered many ‘firsts’, including:
At Mercy, we take a comprehensive and progressive approach to heart and vascular care. Our cardiovascular services include non-invasive cardiology, diagnostic and interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac rehabilitation, as well as education and preventive programs.
Patienst benefit from our multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach, as well as a patient-centered, personalized environment. Sophisticated diagnostic technology and non-invasive screening allows our providers to detect heart disease in early stages, while innovative minimally invasive treatment solutions spare patients long and painful recoveries. For leading-edge care in a patient friendly environment, look no further than the Mercy Heart & Vascular Center.
The Mercy Team
*Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities’ overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians’ and leading professional organizations’ recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call y our local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan.