Medical Services

Helping Your Heart Feel Good

Taking blood pressue

Cardiology Consultation

Through a holistic approach to medicine, we view each patient as a whole rather than a single symptom to be treated. Through detailed medical history and physical examination and appropriate cardiac testing, we establish a differential diagnosis in order to provide a treatment regimen. Your health deserves proper care and attention. At Consultants in Cardiology and Electrophysiology, we are dedicated to building long-lasting relationships based on trust and medical integrity with every single patient. Please contact us today to schedule a new cardiac consultation appointment.

Cardiac Stress Test

A stress test, whether with exercise stress test, shows how your heart works during physical activity. Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster, an exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart.

A stress test usually involves walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike your heart rhythm, blood pressure and breathing are monitored. Or you'll receive a drug that mimics the effects of exercise.

Your doctor may recommend a stress test if you have signs or symptoms of coronary artery disease or an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). The test may also guide treatment decisions, measure the effectiveness of treatment or determine the severity if you've already been diagnosed with a heart condition.

Screen Shot 2020-02-07 at 10.31.15 PM.pn
Blood pressure reader

Hypertension Evaluation

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.

Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.

You can have high blood pressure for years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heart continues and can be detected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.

High blood pressure generally develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

An electrocardiogram, also called ECG or EKG, records the electrical signals in your heart. It's a common test used to detect heart problems and monitor the heart's status in many situations. 

An ECG is a noninvasive, painless test with quick results. During an ECG, sensors (electrodes) that can detect the electrical activity of your heart are attached to your chest and sometimes your limbs. These sensors are usually left on for just a few minutes. Long-term uses of continuous ECGs are also provided in our office, such as holder monitors, event monitors and loop recorders.

Image by Tim Cooper
Screen Shot 2020-02-07 at 10.02.19 PM.pn

Echocardiogram

An ultrasound of the heart, or echocardiogram, checks how your heart's chambers and valves are pumping blood through your heart. Amongst many functions it also evaluates for congestive heart failure, fluid build up around the heart, heart murmurs, leaky or tight heart valves.

Pacemaker Evaluation

Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. A pacemaker is a small device that's placed in the chest to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. Pacemakers are used to treat arrhythmias.

Screen Shot 2020-02-07 at 10.06.10 PM.pn
Screen Shot 2020-02-07 at 10.07.37 PM.pn

Varicose Veins treatments

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just under the skin and usually occur in the legs. Varicose veins are a common condition caused by weak or damaged vein walls and valves. Varicose veins may form whenever blood pressure increases inside your veins. We provided comprehensive evaluation, testing and treatments for varicose veins in our office with our vein specialists.

Carotid ultrasound

Carotid ultrasound is a painless imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of the inside of your carotid (neck) arteries. It is common for patients who have blockages in their arteries elsewhere in their body to also have blockages in their carotid arteries. A blockage in the neck may not have any symptoms and if untreated may lead to a stroke.

Screen Shot 2020-02-07 at 10.08.55 PM.pn
Screen Shot 2020-02-07 at 10.10.25 PM.pn

Aortic Aneurysm Screening

An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge that occurs in the wall of the major blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from your heart to your body. Aortic aneurysms can occur anywhere in your aorta and may be tube-shaped (fusiform) or round (saccular). Aneurysms may not have symptoms, and when they're large may lead to serious complications if untreated.

Lower Extremity Angiogram

If you have heart disease, diabetes, obesity, you are at increased risk for having peripheral vascular disease which involves blockages inside the arteries of the arms or legs. A peripheral angiogram is a test that uses X-rays and dye to help your doctor find narrowed or blocked areas in one or more of the arteries that supply blood to your legs. After careful evaluation your doctor will determine if you would benefit from getting a lower extremity angiogram.

Screen Shot 2020-02-07 at 10.11.44 PM.pn
 

In-Office Services

Consultants in Cardiology & Electrophysiology CCE Vein & Vascular Clinic offers a comprehensive range of in-office and hospital cardiac services to patients.

Cardiac conditions we see and treat

  • Coronary artery disease

  • Heart rhythm disorders

  • Heart failure

  • Varicose veins and venous insufficiency

  • Peripheral vascular disease

  • Heart valve disorders

  • Hypertension

  • Lipid disorders

Cardiac testing

  • Cardiac Consultation

  • Pre-operative evaluation

  • Heart rhythm monitoring Electrocardiogram (ECG)

  • 24 hour Holter monitor (48 & 72 hours)

  • Event monitor (1, 2, and 4 weeks)

  • Echocardiogram

  • Exercise stress test

  • Pharmacological stress test

  • Stress echocardiogram

  • Carotid ultrasound

  • Abdominal ultrasound

  • Arterial ultrasound

  • Venous ultrasound

  • Renal artery ultrasound

  • Varicose veins procedures

  • Arterial leg procedures

Electrophysiology

  • Pacemaker

  • Defibrillator (ICD)

  • Evaluation

  • Reprogramming

  • Remote monitoring

  • Implantation of loop recorder

Urgent visits

  • Blood pressure evaluation

  • Pulse and oxygenation evaluation

  • Physical examination

  • Nurse visit

  • Coumadin clinic

  • Electrocardiogram

 

In-Hospital Services

Cardiac imaging

  • Transesophageal echocardiography with 3D

  • CT angiography

  • Cardiac MRI

Cardiac Catheterization

  • Right heart catheterization

  • Left heart catheterization

  • Heart catheterization for congenital anomalies

  • Coronary artery imaging and intravascular ultrasound

Interventional Cardiology Procedures

  • Interventional Cardiology Procedures

  • Coronary angioplasty

  • Carotid stent

  • Renal stent

  • Peripheral stent

  • Bare metal and drug eluting stents

  • Coronary artery atherectomy

  • ASD closure

  • Balloon valvuloplasty

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

  • Watchman implantation

  • Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)

  • Mitralclip

Peripheral vascular procedures

  • Renal artery imaging and stenting

  • Carotid artery imaging and stenting

  • Peripheral artery imaging and stenting

Electrical cardioversion

  • Head Up Tilt Testing

  • Electrophysiology studies (EPS)

  • Ablation for SVT and VT

  • Atrial fibrillation ablation

  • Pediatric electrophysiology

  • Cardiac arrhythmia procedures

Device related procedures

  • Implantable loop recorders

  • Permanent pacemakers

  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)

  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)

  • Laser Lead Extraction

 

(708) 346-5562

3545 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805

©2020 by Consultants in Cardiology & Electrophysiology, LLC.