Rush University Medical Center is the first hospital in Chicago to use a new technology that enables specially trained physicians to use a single stitch to close an opening between the upper chambers of the heart.
Cardiac specialists at Rush University Medical Center are among the doctors highlighted as “Chicago’s Top Cardiologists,” in a special edition of Chicago magazine’s “Top Doctor’s” list included in the magazine’s June 2018 issue.
A new study reveals that South Asian-Americans are more likely to die of heart conditions caused by atherosclerosis, such as heart attacks and strokes, than East Asians and non-Hispanic whites in the U.S.
The Rush Midlife Center provides women transitioning through perimenopause with a specialized resource they can turn to for diagnosis, treatment and support. It is one of only five such comprehensive, multidisciplinary centers in the United States.
Rush University Medical Center is offering a new, implantable cardiac device to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, providing an alternative to the long-term use of blood thinners.
Dr. Kim Williams, a nuclear cardiologist with a special interest in cardiovascular radiology and heart disease in kidney and cancer patients, has been appointed chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center.
Patients wait too long after the onset of heart attack symptoms before seeking medical care, according to the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Even with advancements at hospitals, patients must still quickly recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and take the first step toward getting help — particularly in December and January, when heart attack deaths peak.
Seven major academic medical centers and teaching hospitals in the Chicago area have joined together to form the Chicago Adult Congenital Heart Network (CATCH), which is the first patient-centered, inter-institutional network in Chicago established to ensure all adults with congenital heart disease in the area receive appropriate follow-up care.