Cardiology is the study and treatment of disorders of the heart and blood vessels.

The cardiovascular system is responsible for circulating blood throughout your body.
In the U.S., cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.
People with every type of cardiovascular disease, syndrome and condition can find care at Cook County Health. We provide our patients evidence-based and high-quality care through the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies available.
  • Cold sweat
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Pain in arms, neck, jaw, stomach, lower chest or abdomen
  • Pressure, fullness or pain in your chest. This can last more than a few minutes or repeatedly 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Eat a healthy diet with low sodium, saturated fat and sugar
  • Exercise for at least 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of rigorous activity per week
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Quit smoking

Common Conditions

Cook County Health is prepared to care for those with common and complex heart and vascular conditions including:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Edema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart attack
  • Heart murmur
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Sick sinus syndrome

Personalized Treatments

Your Cook County Health cardiology team will develop a personalized plan to fit your condition. This may include:
 Cardiac Catheterization Procedures
  • Angiogram
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closure
  • ASD and PFO closure
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Stent placement
Electrophysiology Procedures
  • Ablation of heart rhythm disorders
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Cardioversion
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)
  • Implantable loop recorder
  • Long-term cardiac monitor
  • Tilt table testing

Noninvasive Cardiac Testing

  • Cardiac CT
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Echocardiogram (Echo)
  • Stress echo
  • Nuclear stress tests
  • Stress tests
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram
To make an appointment, contact Cook County Health at (312) 864-0200.