We found 42 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept CIGNA PPO near La Grange, IL.

Dr. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
121 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Nayak's clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mini-Maze Procedure, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Andrew Rauh, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 202
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. R. Rauh works as an interventional cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Rauh is especially interested in heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Cholesterol Problems, Stress Management, Angioplasty

Dr. Sabrina Siu Ling Tsao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sabrina Tsao specializes in pediatric cardiology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsao graduated from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London. Dr. Tsao's medical residency was performed at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patroklos Steven Pappas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Spring Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Patroklos Pappas is a heart surgeon and chest surgeon. He is especially interested in heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve replacement, and aortic valve repair. Dr. Pappas honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Pappas completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pappas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , aortic valve disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Repair, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Michael Kerwin, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Peter Kerwin is an interventional cardiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerwin accepts. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kerwin has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Heart Stent Placement, Cholesterol Problems, Stress ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His clinical interests include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Francis OToole, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Michael O'Toole is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. O'Toole's clinical interests include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Toole accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamad Mohamad Alahdab, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
1s210 Summit Avenue; Suite 306
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Tarek Ahdab's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Ahdab is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahdab include heart failure, second opinions, and coronary artery disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahdab takes. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He speaks Arabic. Dr. Ahdab is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Heart Problems, Consultation, Heart Failure, Endovascular Procedures, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Lee Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Jordan Weinstein is a cardiologist in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include heartburn, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave Dr. Weinstein an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Weinstein is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heartburn, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Dolores Ann Vitullo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Dolores Vitullo is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in echocardiogram (echo) and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Vitullo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Vitullo trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Michael Andrew Bresticker, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Michael Bresticker specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Melrose Park, IL, La Grange, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), coronary artery disease, and heart valve replacement. Dr. Bresticker is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bresticker obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , aortic valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Brojendra N Agarwala, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
120 N. Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Brojendra Agarwala is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Chicago, IL and Hinsdale, IL. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Agarwala takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Calcutta. For his residency, Dr. Agarwala trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Agarwala has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Agarwala (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Paul Damien Ryan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Paul Ryan is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include pacemaker implantation, carotid artery disease, and clinical trials. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Cardiac Ablation, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew T Lawrence, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
11 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Lawrence practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Hinsdale, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: tilt table test, holter monitoring, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawrence graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Lawrence's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Guillermo Aguilar Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
11 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Francisco Aguilar is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Aguilar's clinical interests: tilt table test, heart failure, and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Aguilar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerome L Hines, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Hines, who practices in Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hines include angioplasty, atherectomy, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Hines accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Angiogram, Atherectomy, CT Scan, Cholesterol Problems, Angioplasty, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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