Cardiology

Cardiac Care at Vista Health System focuses on the functions and disorders of the heart and its connected circulatory system. According to the American Heart Association, 84 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiovascular (heart) disease, affecting blood flow throughout the body. Cardiovascular disease can lead to heart attacks, strokes or other serious complications.

Vista Health System is one of Lake County’s leading comprehensive heart care centers. We provide a range of advanced diagnostic tests to evaluate your heart’s condition and determine what condition you may have (heart arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, etc.). If treatment is required, we perform everything from the latest interventional procedures to valve replacement and open heart surgery. Vista has the expertise, experience and capabilities to care for cardiac patients.

You are not just a patient or a case number at Vista. You are a mom, dad, friend, uncle, wife, husband, neighbor or coach in need of advanced cardiac care.

The free heart-risk assessment will calculate your heart age and offer advice on how to maintain or improve your heart health.

Cardiac Calcium Scoring Screenings

Cardiac Calcium Scoring Screenings

This screening is performed using a 64-slice CT scanner. The patient undergoes a simple scan of the arteries surrounding the heart. No injections, stress tests or medication necessary. The test evaluates the calcium buildup in the arteries surrounding the heart, thus...

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac Catheterization

In a cardiac catheterization procedure, a small, hollow tube is inserted into a blood vessel. Once inserted, a number of procedures can be performed through the catheter, including measuring the pressure within the heart’s chambers, collecting biopsies, angiogram, and...

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic surgery treats diseases of the heart and lungs. These vital surgeries are performed at Vista Medical Center East by Vista's trained cardiac team, offering you specialized care for your heart right in your community. Coronary...

Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Program

Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Program

If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart-related condition, your doctor may decide to prescribe treatment to help strengthen your heart, reduce risk factors, inform you about healthy nutrition and safety precautions as you return home, and help you resume a normal or...

Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure

What is Heart Failure? Heart failure is when the heart can’t keep up with its workload to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. If the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood, it can’t supply the cells with enough blood. This results in fatigue and shortness...

Diagnosing Your Heart’s Condition

Diagnosing Your Heart’s Condition

This is the critical first step in your care. At Vista, physicians have advanced diagnostic capabilities to help determine the condition of your heart. Below are the tests that we use to help determine the health of your heart. Cardiac Stress Testing Cardiac stress...

Healthy Heart Program

Healthy Heart Program

The Vista Ambulatory Care Center, Lindenhurst, offers community members the opportunity to use professionally staffed rehabilitation exercise facilities to stay heart healthy and in shape. An exercise physiologist is available to customize your exercise routine to...

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Treatment

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Treatment

Invasive cardiovascular procedures are tests or treatments that require something (catheter, needle, etc.) to be inserted into the body to perform a diagnostic test or to treat a disease or condition found from a diagnostic test. Because the procedures are invasive,...

Post-Operative Care

Post-Operative Care

Intensive Care Unit Following open heart surgery, patients are first brought to Vista’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It features a contemporary, functional design that keeps patients in direct view of the nurses’ stations. The ICU specializes in caring for patients with...

Vascular Care

Vascular Care

The vascular care team at Vista Health System performs diagnostic tests and interventional procedures that focus on circulatory issues, which include: Peripheral vascular disease Blood clots Varicose veins (spider veins) Back pain Leg pain Arm pain Aneurysms Fibroids...