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.
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
Cook County Health is prepared to care for those with common and complex heart and vascular conditions including:
Congestive heart failure
Coronary artery disease
Coronary heart disease
High blood pressure
Pulmonary valve stenosis
Rheumatic heart disease
Sick sinus syndrome
Your Cook County Health cardiology team will develop a personalized plan to fit your condition. This may include:
Cardiac Catheterization Procedures
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closure
ASD and PFO closure
Ablation of heart rhythm disorders
Cardiac resynchronization therapy
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)
Implantable loop recorder
Long-term cardiac monitor
Tilt table testing
Noninvasive Cardiac Testing
Nuclear stress tests
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)