Cardiology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart. A cardiologist helps you through diagnoses and treatments of conditions impacting your heart and veins. These include conditions of the heart and blood vessels, known as the cardiovascular system.   

What can I expect at my appointment with SIU Medicine?

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Continually Learning

During your cardiology visit at SIU Medicine, you may interact with your primary care provider in addition to your cardiovascular specialist, a medical student or a resident. This translates to more time and attention for you and your family. With a continually learning mindset, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments to our patients.

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Procedures Centered Around Patient Experience

At SIU Medicine, our patients’ experience and comfort come first. Within our cardiology department, our specialists provide various minimally invasive procedures to improve patient outcomes and reduce recovery times.

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Access to Breakthrough Technology

Continually teaching medical students, our physicians are using of the latest developments in procedures, treatments and technologies for cardiology patients. An example of new technology is a medical device that helps reduce stroke risk in patients with AFib. According to our SIU Medicine structural heart experts, most patients can stop taking blood-thinning medications within 45 days of the procedure.

We Specialize in the Following Areas (and more):

  • Complex Lipid Disorders
  • Heart Failure 
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Stress Testing
  • Pacemakers & Defibrillators 
  • Arrhythmias 
  • Mitral Regurgitation - MitraClip 
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Watchman Device Implant
  • Atrial Septal Defect 
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) 
  • Atrial Septal Defect 
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