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Cardiology Services in Macomb, IL

Comprehensive Heart Health Doctors to Meet Your Medical Needs

At McDonough District Hospital, our team from Blessing Health System of specialists in the Cardiology Department play a vital role in the health of our community by helping people suffering from heart conditions and diseases. Cardiology is a branch of medicine focusing on heart health, including the veins, arteries, and other blood vessels that transport blood to and from the heart.

Heart health is extremely important, especially because heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women worldwide. Not only that, but heart disease is also called a silent killer because many people don’t recognize or have no symptoms of heart disease until they suffer a cardiac event such as a heart attack or stroke. Although the idea of suffering a heart attack or stroke is frightening, there are effective treatments to help prevent these events and effective treatments to overcome them. Treatments may include medications and lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthier diet and getting appropriate exercise for your current fitness level and age range.

Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services

Our team skillfully diagnoses and treats heart conditions using:

  • Electrocardiograms (ECG, EKG): This diagnostic test painlessly records the electrical signals of the heart to quickly detect rhythm abnormalities.
  • Echocardiogram: A painless diagnostic ultrasounds of the walls, valves, and structures of the heart.
  • Vascular studies: A comfortable diagnostic ultrasound that can detect disorders of the veins and arteries outside the heart.
  • Cardiac stress tests: This diagnostic assessment checks for possible heart circulation blockages and assesses the patient’s prognosis and effects of therapeutic measures.
  • Acute cardiac event treatment: Evaluation of cardiac status, acute peripheral vascular events, evaluation of chronic peripheral vascular insuffiency, and more.
  • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring: By wearing the blood pressure monitoring cuff on your upper arm that is connected to a monitor, your blood pressure will be read 3 times per hour while awake and 1 time per hour as you sleep
  • 24- and 48-hour Holter monitoring: This diagnoses heart electrical system rhythm disturbances, and the findings may indicate the patient needs a Pacemaker surgically installed.

Treatments We Offer

We offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services, and treat patients with chronic heart conditions like:

  • Angina
  • Cardiac events, like myocardial infarction (heart attacks)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Rhythm disturbances
  • Heart valve disease
  • Peripheral vascular events such as deep vein thrombosis
  • Chronic peripheral vascular insufficiency
  • Strokes

Our Cardiology Department at McDonough District Hospital has attained recognition after an extensive review of our commitment to quality diagnostic testing. We are accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) and the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). We have maintained this accreditation since 1999 with a full review every 3 years.

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