Whiteside County has the highest incidence of heart disease in the state. It's for that reason CGH Medical Center launched a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization x-ray lab in 2005.
Imaging technology has changed - for the better. That's why the CGH Cardiac Catheterization Lab uses the Phillips Integris Allura, the most advanced vascular diagnostic tool available. Exceptionally detailed images enable physicians to see and work in even the smallest vessels, unveiling coronary and cerebral blockages, enhancing cardiac interventions - and often preventing surgery. Life-saving solutions span from stent and angioplasty procedures to pacemaker implanting, all requiring minimal recovery time.
In 2008, CGH became the first hospital in the State of Illinois to offer the Xience V Coronary Stent System (pictured left) to our patients with coronary artery disease. Read the full article.
Download our patient guide to cardiac catheterization here.
Download the CGH Cath Lab patient instruction sheet.
Visit our A.D.A.M. health library and read more about the catheterization procedure.
Our board-certified cardiologists are equipped with new capabilities.
The CGH cardiology team (pictured) includes Dr. Rajan Gopal, Dr. Paul Maxwell, Dr. Thomas Kurian and Dr. Eyas Youssef (below) - all highly-skilled cardiac specialists who have trained at some of the world's most renowned medical centers. Their expertise, teamed with Allura's innovative technology, is broadening CGH's scope of cardiac intervention and doing more to help patients prevent heart attacks and strokes.
These catheter-based procedures enhance therapeutic results and reduce the risks and recovery time, resulting in shorter hospital stays, quicker recoveries, less pain, smaller incisions, and minimal surgical scarring.
For more information on available treatments and catheterization procedures, call (815) 625-0400, ext. 4800, or email us here.
Front row (left to right): Ashley Ordean, R.T.(R); Trisha Harden R.T.(R);
Dawn Hartman, BSN; Greta Wasson, R.T.(R); Angie Tschosik, R.N.
Second row (left to right): Shannon Russell, R.T.(R), BAOM; Dr. Kurian;
Dr. Maxwell; Dr. Gopal; Julie Schwenk, HUC/CNA
Back Row (left to right): Dr. Youssef; Toni Ikens, R.N.;
John Cousins, R.T.(R); Stephanie Waller, BSN; Ashley Scanlan, R.N., BS