Clinical Cardiology

Clinical cardiology involves the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. At Cardiovascular Medicine, we have an entire team dedicated to helping patients overcome a range of cardiovascular issues. Our cardiologists bring their years of specialized training to deliver advanced treatments so you can be fully present in your life.

When to See a Cardiovascular Specialist


Diagnostic Testing

Understanding what’s causing your symptoms is fundamental in deciding on the best treatment options for you. We offer a variety of diagnostic tests to help us determine the type and extent of your heart disease. Many of our diagnostic procedures are noninvasive or minimally-invasive. They include:

Cardiovascular Treatments

Our goal in treating your heart disease is to help you feel better and worry less so you can return to doing what you love. We are proud to offer advanced procedures to treat and manage your cardiovascular conditions. If you have been diagnosed with a heart condition, we are able to offer relief through:

Treatments :

Heart Valve Disease Management

Managing Heart Valve Disease

With every heartbeat, a series of four one-way valves direct the flow of blood in one direction from the heart to the rest of the body. Often, a valve may not shut properly, which leads to a degree of valve insufficiency. Alternatively, a valve may fail to open properly, obstructing the flow of blood back to the heart. When these issues continue, they can result in heart valve disease.

Heart valve disease can involve regurgitation, leaking of the valve, or stenosis (narrowing of the valve). You may develop both conditions at the same time and it may affect more than one valve.

Treatments for Heart Valve Disease

If cardiac imaging testing reveals that you have a serious heart valve disorder, our cardiologist will work with you to determine the best treatment protocol. Your individual plan may include healthy lifestyle modifications, medications to control symptoms, and blood thinners to reduce the risk of a blood clot. We will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your condition closely.

Risks & Side Effects

As with any surgical procedure, there are certain risks associated with heart valve surgery, including:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Heart attack
  • Dysfunction with replaced valves
  • Arrhythmia, or irregular heart rhythm
  • Stroke
  • Death

Am I a Candidate?

If you are at a high risk for heart valve disease or are experiencing certain symptoms, a screening for heart valve disease may be appropriate. The risk factors for heart valve disease are similar to risk factors for other types of heart disease, which include:

  • Aging
  • Gender (male)
  • Genetics
  • Lifestyle
  • Personal history

Meet Your Illinois and Iowa
Cardiovascular Physicians

Our team of physicians, researchers, and patient care specialists are focused specifically on cardiovascular best practices and lifesaving heart and vein care. We hire and empower the best cardiovascular doctors in the nation right here in the Heartland.

Patient Success Stories

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