A Towering Success Story
Eve Mayer of Arlington Heights was just 41 when she had a heart attack. Surprised? So was she. Here’s her story in her own words. May 13, 2003 was a normal evening. I mowed the lawn, took my son to swim practice, had dinner and watched TV. When I went to bed around 10:30 I […]
Five NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health Hospitals Earn Blue Distinction for Cardiac Care
Five NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health hospitals have received recognition from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Edward (Naperville), Elmhurst, Evanston and Northwest Community (Arlington Heights) Hospitals were honored with the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Cardiac Care designation; and Highland Park Hospital was recognized as […]
NCH expands Cardiovascular Services
he NCH Medical Group announced the opening of a new Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Clinic to treat patients with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. LAAC is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces stroke risk while eliminating the worries that come with a lifetime of blood thinner use.
The Heart of the Matter
Since February is American Heart Month, it’s a good time to think about the health of your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Our network of top doctors and cutting-edge treatments ensure you receive the least intrusive, most promising options available.
Minimally invasive TAVR procedure repairs patient’s heart valve
Ed Pufunt first experienced heart trouble in 2006 when doctors at another healthcare system said he needed emergency quintuple bypass surgery. The 85-year-old recalls spending five days in the hospital and another two months at home recovering.
Listen to your heart: what racing, skipping and fluttering can mean
We’ve all felt something weird with our hearts at one time or another. It may race, skip, flutter, slow down or speed up, depending on what we’re doing. But many times patients can have undiagnosed heart rhythm irregularities.
One overnight hospital stay relieves heart issue for retiree
Barry Carlson spent six decades of his life without any hint of heart trouble. But stress played a role in heart symptoms that surfaced around the time of his daughter’s wedding three and a half years ago. At that same time, he was nearing the end of a high-pressure sales job where he spent more than three decades.
Woman’s caring heart leads to advanced heart care at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)
A luncheon held on May 8 at the hospital celebrated the generosity of Palatine resident Martha “Marty” Atherton who donated $1 million to the NCH Foundation. Her gift will play an instrumental role as NCH establishes a state-of-the-art Structural Heart Program.
Ladies, protect your heart
Did you know that heart disease affects about 44 million women in the U.S.? Cardiovascular disease and stroke cause one in three women to die each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Cardiovascular diseases also are the leading cause of death for African-American women.