The Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) at Specialty Physicians of Illinois was founded to provide the most advanced treatments for the diagnosis and treatment of hearts and vessels in one convenient location on the Olympia Fields hospital campus.
The Heart and Vascular Institute is a high-volume provider of cardiac and vascular services. From electrophysiology procedures, which correct heart rhythm abnormalities, to delicate surgeries to repair blockages in the smaller arteries in the lower legs, Franciscan St. James has a history of taking world class care of patients and their hearts.
Franciscan St. James Health - Heart & Vascular Institute
3800 203rd Street, Olympia Fields, IL. 60461
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A Commitment to Excellence
Franciscan St. James recently earned the 2014 Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) Platinum Achievement Award for cardiac care. Only 256 U.S. hospitals have achieved this honor bestowed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in conjunction with the American Heart Association.
Are you reluctant to tell someone of these symptoms?
Do you have any of these other associated symptoms:
• Clammy perspiration
• Shortness of breath
• Nausea or dizzines
• Discomfort that goes from the chest to your left arm or to your jaw
If you carry with you nitroglycerin, does the nitroglycerin seem to take away the discomfort within 5 minutes?
If you answered yes to most of these questions you owe it to yourself to get these symptoms checked out immediately at the nearest hospital's Emergency Room or Chest Pain Center. It is better to be safe than sorry.
These “beginnings” occur in over 50% of patients. Most importantly, if recognized in time, these “beginnings” can be treated before the heart is damaged! Heart disease causes about 1 of every 4 deaths in the United States. About 50% of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside a hospital. This suggests that many people don’t act on early warning signs. Survey results show that only 27% of the respondents were aware of
all major symptoms and knew to call 9-1-1.
Did You Know Heart Attacks have Beginnings?
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Early Heart Attack Care is intended to educate everyone as to the early symptoms of a heart attack in order to prevent the heart attack from ever occurring. Preventing the heart attack prevents heart damage.
Are you having any of the following chest discomfort symptoms:
Do these chest discomfort symptoms come and go?
Are these symptoms worse with activity and gone when you rest?