Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center®

Nation-leading heart care close to home

Edward-Elmhurst Health is consistently among the first in the state and the nation to introduce new and groundbreaking procedures for heart and vascular disease.

  • We are the largest non-academic provider of heart care in Illinois, including cardiac surgery and cardiac interventional procedures.*
  • We are ranked No. 1 in Illinois for the most TAVR (transcather aortic valve replacement) procedures performed, among all providers of heart care.*
  • We are ranked No. 2 in the state for the number of specialized cardiac interventional procedures performed, among all providers of heart care.*
*(IHA, COMPdata 2018)

The Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center located in the Heart Hospital of Edward-Elmhurst Health brings the expertise and surgical innovation you'd expect from prestigious medical centers to the Chicagoland community — so you can stay close to family and friends while receiving comprehensive cardiovascular care.

Why choose us for your heart care?

Edward-Elmhurst Health is a leader in cardiac innovations and structural heart care.

Our heart care team performs highly specialized, complex heart procedures that are lifesaving for patients who have no other alternative for treatment. We train doctors from around the world on these procedures, teaching them the techniques and how to provide the high level of care we give our patients every day.

Our cardiac experts are also at the forefront of research and participate in many pioneering clinical trials. As such, we have become the premier destination for innovative cardiac care in the Midwest.

Highly specialized heart surgeries

Our cardiac experts treat a number of complex heart conditions with minimally invasive options. For patients who have been told traditional surgery is too risky, we provide lifesaving procedures that aren't available in most community hospitals, including:

  • TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) minimally invasive surgical procedure for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are too high risk for traditional open-heart surgery. We are one of the first community hospitals in the Chicago area to perform TAVR, and No. 1 in Illinois for the number of TAVR procedures performed among all providers.*
  • MitraClip® for patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation who are too sick for open-heart surgery. We are one of the first community hospitals in the Chicago area to use the device, one of only six hospitals in Illinois to offer it, and No. 1 for MitraClip procedures performed among non-academic providers in Illinois.*
  • WATCHMAN™ device to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib) and reduce stroke risk without the need for medication. We are the first community hospital in Illinois to offer the device, and we are ranked No. 1 in the state for the number of procedures performed among non-academic providers.*
  • Innovative options for chronic total occlusions (CTOs), or complete blockages. Our cardiac experts routinely train other doctors from around the world on minimally invasive procedures to treat CTOs and restore blood flow to the heart without open-heart surgery using complex PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention). We remain a leader in Illinois for CTO PCI procedures, and we are the only community hospital in the world to participate in an international conference that featured a live streaming of our CTO PCI procedure.
  • CardioMEMS™ wireless heart failure monitoring system that assists in monitoring pressures within the chambers of the heart before symptoms appear in heart failure patients. We are one of the first hospitals in the Chicago area to implant the device.
*(IHA, COMPdata 2018)

A high-risk cardiac patient's story of survivalHelen Vaux

After Helen Vaux suffered a heart attack, she was told she was out of options. Helen went to Edward Hospital, which she knew had the equipment and expertise for complex high-risk interventional procedures.

Read Helen's story of survival

National recognition for cardiac care

Edward Hospital in Naperville was named a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital in the nation (Truven Analytics, 2016).

We also have been named to the list of 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs (Becker's Hospital Review, 2016), and recognized among 500 hospitals nationally for open-heart surgery performance, including coronary bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement (Consumer Reports, 2017).

Both Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) 2017 Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Achievement Award.

Plus, Edward-Elmhurst Health was named one of the 15 Top Health Systems in the country (IBM Watson, 2019). Additionally, we received the 2019 Advantage Award for performance improvement and efficiency (IBM Watson, 2019).

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