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Saved in a heartbeat

Something was very, very wrong. During a workout, 19-year-old Shane Mayer's heart started racing. He thought it was adrenaline. It turned out to be a rare problem with his heart's normal electrical activity that sent it racing out of control… and landed him in the ICU at Northwest Community Hospital.

Albert Lin, MD, a nationally recognized cardiologist who specializes in electrophysiology, performed catheter ablation at NCH's Cardiac Cath Lab to fix Shane's racing heart. Ten weeks later, Shane was back in the game. Learn more.

Looking for a doctor that specializes in heart care? For a referral, please call NCH HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968) or use our online directory.

How the NCH Heart Care Team is Here for You

When it comes to getting care for your heart condition symptoms, a chronic disease like congestive heart failure or heart attack symptoms, use your head. Trust the only hospital in the area ranked in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for cardiac services and #2 in Illinois for coronary intervention—Northwest Community Hospital.

As a result of our experience, expertise and excellent outcomes, we've been ranked a Top 100 Hospital for Cardiovascular Care by Thomson Reuters for the past five years. We were the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Northwest Suburbs. And we perform more cardiac procedures, including open heart surgeries, than many of the leading teaching hospitals.

Whether you're seeking a heart screening, diagnosis of heart valve symptoms, signs of congestive heart failure, heart blockage symptoms or another existing problem or surgical treatment, our multidisciplinary teams of cardiovascular specialists are here for you—and your heart—with a technologically advanced, comprehensive cardiac program, close to home.

To get a physician referral for your heart care, call HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968), view our team of heart care specialists, or use our online tool to find a physician who is right for you.

Nationally recognized for superior care of heart attacks and strokes:

Personalized and compassionate support:

State-of-the-art technologies for early detection and safer treatments:

  • Safer, non-invasive methods for evaluating heart blockage symptoms and detecting coronary blockages with the Dual Source CT Scanner.
  • Full range of procedures normally found only in university hospitals, such as complex ablation procedures to carefully remove damaged or defective tissue.
  • Clinical expertise, advanced cardiac catheterization lab and electrophysiology services.

Partnerships with area teaching hospitals:

  • Electrophysiology specialists from the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation provide additional expertise in treating serious heart rhythm disturbances.
  • Collaborate with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Pediatric cardiologists are available by appointment at the Lurie Children's Outpatient Pediatric Center at NCH.

To get a physician referral for your heart care, call HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968), view our team of heart care specialists, or use our online tool to find a physician who is right for you.

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Last Updated 2012/10/24