Early identification of heart disease is key. From heart disease screenings, cholesterol monitoring or stress tests, we can help keep your heart in good shape.
The Rush Approach to Heart Disease Prevention Services
At Rush, your heart health is our priority.
Whether you have a family history of heart disease or you're concerned about your heart health, we offer a comprehensive heart risk assessment and a variety of services to help prevent heart disease and stroke.
Most of our patients range between the ages of 45 and 60, but we can start doing heart stress tests at age 18. We'll do everything we can to improve your overall health and prevent heart disease from happening in the first place.
Rush Excellence in Heart Disease Prevention Services
- You’ve got a team to support you: All of our specialists work together to make sure you get the care you need. For example, if we test your lipids and find your glucose is elevated, we'll get you connected to your primary care provider, endocrinologist and/or nutritionist. Or if we find out you have carotid disease, we may refer you to a neurologist before we start our treatment plan.
- Expert-level evaluations: Together, we’ll evaluate your personal risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease with a comprehensive heart risk assessment.
- Personalized treatment plan: Our goal is for you to remain heart-healthy. For instance, we may help with menu planning, creating an exercise program, smoking cessation and/or medication management. We will also help to address any psychological, social or physical behaviors that may prevent good health.
- Rush Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: If you’re at risk for cardiovascular disease, Rush Oak Park Hospital’s Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease is here to help you prevent cardiac disease from developing and commit to your health and wellness goals. Our multidisciplinary team uses innovative technology to closely track your progress and share this information with you on a regular basis, empowering you to take an active role in your care.