Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America. Proctor Hospital is playing an important role in reducing the incidence of heart disease through the comprehensive services of the Haag Heart Care Center.
Education, prevention and treatment.
The first line of defense against heart disease is education. Proctor Hospital offers a wide range of seminars, dietary guidelines and exercise programs to increase awareness and reduce risk factors. And yet heart attacks, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure and strokes are still major health concerns.
To address this need, the Haag Center provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, including open heart surgery in one of the most sophisticated cardiac surgical suites in downstate Illinois.
Emergency Chest Pain Center.
Also on the front line of cardiac care is the Emergency Chest Pain Center. This dedicated area in our Emergency Department is designed to treat patients experiencing the early warning signs of a heart attack. Here patients receive prompt diagnosis and treatment to prevent long-term heart damage.
Heart attack warning signs.
If you experience these heart attack warning signs, quickly get to the nearest hospital specializing in emergency cardiac care.
- Chest, neck, shoulder and/or arm pain
- Shortness of breath
Services and procedures
- Emergency Chest Pain Center for prompt diagnosis of patients suffering heart attack warning signs
- Open heart surgery including bypass or valve procedures
- Cardiac catheterization to check blockage in arteries and other problems in heart chambers, valves and blood vessels
- Angioplasty using an inflating balloon catheter to widen narrow arteries
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Center providing a comprehensive facility for fitness and rehabilitation
- Coronary Risk Appraisal Program is an individualized heart-health analysis with recommendations for lifestyle changes
- Educational programs provide information on nutrition, stress, smoking, exercise and other factors that contribute to heart health
Why choose cardiovascular services at Proctor?
- Full range of diagnostic and treatment services
- Open heart surgery
- Emergency Chest Pain Center
- Haag Heart Care Center
- Private rooms
- Easy access
- Convenient location
- Free parking