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Monday, October 23, 2017

Cardiologist Haseeb Ilias Basha, MD, Specialist In Heart Failure, Joins Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine cardiologist Haseeb Ilias Basha, MD

MAYWOOD, IL – Cardiologist Haseeb Ilias Basha, MD, who specializes in treating patients with heart failure, has joined Loyola Medicine.

About seven million Americans have heart failure, which occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in the body.

Dr. Ilias Basha said lifestyle modifications, medications, pacemakers, stent placements and other treatments can slow or halt the progression of heart failure.  

About 250,000 Americans have end-stage heart failure. At this stage, the only effective treatment is a heart transplant or an implanted heart pump called a left ventricular assist device (LVAD).

At Loyola, Dr. Ilias Basha works with a multi-disciplinary team that includes heart failure specialists, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, infectious disease specialists, psychologists, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers and LVAD and heart transplant coordinators.

"Patients come to us to live longer and live better, and we have the tools to achieve these two goals," Dr. Ilias Basha said.

Dr. Ilias Basha earned a medical degree from Stanley Medical College in Chennai, India. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and a fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Ilias Basha is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology and is board eligible in heart failure and transplant cardiology.

Dr. Ilias Basha is an assistant professor in Loyola's division of cardiology in the department of medicine. He sees patients at Loyola's Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine in Maywood.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.