Heart & Vascular Care

Nearly half of all Americans have some form of heart disease. If you or someone you love is one of them, the experts at Silver Cross can mend your broken heart. From prevention programs to open-heart surgery and aftercare, we’ve brought together the latest technology and the finest heart experts available anywhere…in one convenient location.

Our team of heart specialists works together to share their expertise and develop the best plan of care for your unique condition and preferences. They’re backed by the latest technology and an unrivaled team of highly trained nurses, therapists, and other professionals, all focused on getting you back to heart health!

pat pappasLeaders in Heart and Vascular Care

The cardiologists and cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons on staff at Silver Cross are recognized leaders in cardiovascular care – both in the area and nationally. In fact, medical director Dr. Pat Pappas has been a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon for over 25 years in suburban Chicago and has performed more than 25,000 cardiac surgery procedures.

Full Range of Care and Treatments

Whether your heart problem is caused by blockages in the coronary arteries or rhythm problems with the electrical system of your heart, Silver Cross can treat your unique problem. We offer a full range of treatments:

  • Angioplasty and cardiac stenting to open blockages in the heart.
  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery to create new passages for blood flow to your heart.
  • Coronary valve surgery to repair or replace a faulty heart valve.
  • Catheter ablation, which uses a special type of energy to correct abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Electrical device implants, such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or pacemaker to regulate and correct the heart’s rhythm.

One Home for Every Stage of Care

We work to make every aspect of your heart care experience a seamless, efficient experience. You’ll receive expert education, diagnosis, treatment, professional consultation, and rehabilitative care. From our state-of-the-art operating rooms and cardiac catheterization suites, to our accredited programs for echocardiography and cardiac rehabilitation, we offer a wide range of services to expertly diagnose, treat, and help you recover from heart disease.

Newer Approaches to Cardiovascular Care

Newer diagnostic tests including our very affordable $49 CT heart scan can help doctors detect a potential heart problem long before it becomes life-threatening. And less-invasive procedures like angioplasty and stent placement have created new possibilities for successful treatment, in addition to traditional open-heart surgery.

Keeping Your Heart Healthy

You play the biggest role in keeping your heart healthy. Day-to-day prevention techniques like exercise, a healthy diet, and maintaining a low-level of stress are widely known to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Everything Your Heart Needs. Right Here. Right Now.

At Silver Cross, we’ve created a truly innovative heart care environment that encompasses every aspect of heart care from prevention through treatment and recovery. Why travel anywhere else when we have everything your heart needs, right here, right now.

American Heart Association Recognition

The American Heart Association recognizes Silver Cross Hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 90-day intervals and 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI Patients.

* Source: American Heart Association

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Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment,
call (815) 300-SCAN (7226).

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.