Loyola University Health System has opened a new cardiovascular clinic in Park Ridge that will make it much easier for Chicago and Northwest suburban patients to see Loyola's top-rated heart and vascular doctors.
The Loyola Center for Heart and Vascular Medicine at Park Ridge, 1030 W. Higgins Road, is located just off the Cumberland exit of the Kennedy Expressway. The center also is near the Tri-State Expressway.
âOur Loyola physicians will offer a full range of outpatient heart and vascular treatments,â said Dr. David Wilber, director of Loyolaâs Cardiovascular Institute and director of cardiology. âWe also will provide cutting-edge diagnostic services such as nuclear cardiography and peripheral vascular testing, â added Wilber, who is also professor of cardiovascular sciences, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Loyola is a nationally recognized center of excellence for heart and vascular care. Its heart transplant program was one of the first of its kind in the United States. Loyola also was the first hospital in the country to implant into a patient a defibrillator that automatically signals a doctor through satellite transmissions. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked Loyolaâs heart program as one of the best in the country.
Clinical specialties offered at the Park Ridge center include general cardiology, as well as care for those being treated for heart failure, vascular disorders, diseases that may lead to blockages and heart rhythm problems.
Diagnostic services include echocardiograms, EKGs, stress tests, vascular studies, preoperative testing, event monitoring and nuclear cardiology. Such diagnostic tests can spot problems at earlier stages, when they are more easily treated.
Patients also will have access to Loyola researchers who are conducting clinical trials of new drugs and heart devices.
Loyola traditionally has focused on the west and southwest suburbs. Now it is extending its reach to the northwest suburbs and northwest side of Chicago.
âInstead of heart patients having to travel all the way to Maywood, weâre coming to them,â said Dr. Fred Leya, medical director of Loyolaâs cardiac catheterization lab and professor of cardiology at Stritch.
For more information, visit www.LoyolaMedicine.org/ParkRidge. To make an appointment, call (888) LUHS-888.