Heart and Vascular Care

Heart Care

Expert Cardiovascular Care

West Suburban Medical Center’s cardiovascular program delivers expert cardiac care. Our heart care team includes highly experienced, board-certified cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, and electrophysiologists.

Cardiologists specialize in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and conditions of the cardiovascular system which consists of the heart and blood vessels.

Interventional cardiologists use specialized imaging and diagnostic techniques to evaluate blood flow and pressure in the arteries and heart. They perform advanced invasive procedures, such as angioplasty and stenting, to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart.

Electrophysiologists receive specialized training on the heart’s electrical system, treating arrhythmias and irregular heartbeats, such as when the heart beats too quickly (tachycardia) and too slowly (bradycardia).

West Suburban Cardiology offers qualified patients a leadless pacemaker, the smallest implantable pacemaker in the world. A leadless pacemaker does not require connecting leads (wires), generator, or a surgical pocket on the chest. The leadless pacemaker procedure typically takes less time than a traditional pacemaker implant, and because there are no wires or generator, recovery time is faster.

West Suburban Medical Center’s heart care team is exceptionally skilled in many innovative procedures, supported by advanced procedure rooms and 3-D imaging. Led by Medical Director Solomon Sager, M.D., our heart team claims an excellent record of positive patient recovery. Additionally, our minimally-invasive surgical options offer many patients much faster recovery times.

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Primary Stroke Center

West Suburban Medical Center has achieved Primary Stroke Center certification. Offered in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association achieving Primary Stroke Center (PSC) Certification means we’re making exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes. It’s a signal to our community the quality of care we provide meets the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.

Primary Stroke Center

2020 Get with the Guidelines® Gold Plus Award

West Suburban Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

“West Suburban Medical Center is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients by implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative,” said Andrea Saviozzi, BSN, RN, Director of Emergency Services for West Suburban Medical Center. “The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.”

American Heart Association Award

2020 Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Quality Achievement Award

West Suburban Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks.

“West Suburban Medical Center is dedicated to providing optimal care for heart attack patients,” said Pat Marshall RN, MBA, Chest Pain Coordinator for West Suburban Medical Center. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care through Mission: Lifeline.”

2020 Mission Lifeline Award