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Cardiology Services in Northern Illinois

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death nationally and in DeKalb County. To address this health issue, KishHealth System provides prevention, diagnostic and treatment services so you have easy access to medical care, education and screenings.

Emergency and non-emergency cardiac catheterization and other cardiovascular interventional procedures are done at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, making it a heart hospital serving all of DeKalb County and parts of Ogle County, Kane County, Kendall County and LaSalle County.

Classes, screenings and heart disease diagnostic services also are available at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich serving Somonauk, Plano, Leland, Newark, Serena and Sheridan. KishHealth System cardiology services:

  • Address risk factors such as obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes
  • Provide free and low cost screenings and classes that can help individuals prevent heart disease
  • Diagnose cardiovascular disease in our cardiology labs.
  • Treat chest pain, irregular heart beat and coronary artery disease at the Cardiac & Vascular Interventional Suite in DeKalb
  • Provide cardiac rehab at both hospitals

An Unparalleled Team of Cardiologists

KishHealth System partners with Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. to provide you with cutting-edge cardiac care. These highly trained physicians embrace a philosophy that centers on prevention and overall wellness. They provide you with education on your risk factors, such as weight, exercise, lifestyle, smoking, drinking, or chronic illnesses, as well as the treatments you need to live a long, energy-filled life. Learn more about Regional Medical Group.

The cardiologists of Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group join interventional cardiologists on our medical staff who perform cardiac catheterizations and electrophysiology procedures in the Cardiac & Vascular Interventional Suite in DeKalb, including:

  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary stents
  • Pacemaker surgery
  • Defibrillator implants

Interventional radiologists treat peripheral artery disease (PAD), treating blockages in other areas of the body like the legs and abdomen.

Stroke Treatment in DeKalb and Sandwich

If you or a loved one suffers a stroke, immediate medical response is essential to preserve life and brain function.

The emergency response teams our hospitals are able to accurately diagnose a stroke and, for appropriate patients, administer treatment to restore blood flow to the brain. Signs of stroke include:

  • Facial drooping
  • Arm or leg weakness
  • Slurred speech

If these symptoms are present, seek help immediately. If possible, be ready to note the time symptoms began. When more intervention is needed, patients are transferred to the Stroke Center at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

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