Heart Screening and Procedures
OSF Little Company of Mary provides various diagnostic cardiac testing and many procedures, including cardiac catheterization using digital imaging, all types of stress testing and other tests routinely available at major medical centers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and biventricular pacemakers.
These tests and procedures enable physicians at OSF Little Company of Mary to diagnose coronary artery disease and provide crucial treatment within a short time. Outpatient exams are read and interpreted within 24 hours of an exam.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment for testing or procedures requested by your physician, please call (708) 499-8550.
Hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wake Up Call Screening
OSF Little Company of Mary is here to help you assess you risk of heart disease and stroke. For some individuals, learning their risk could prove to be a rude awakening. The Wake Up Call Screening is one of the most comprehensive cardiac screenings available.
To register for a Wake Up Call Screening call (708) 423-5774.
- blood oxygen level test
- comprehensive blood cholesterol and chemistry level tests
- body composition analysis
- stroke screening/carotid artery ultrasound
- abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound
- peripheral vascular disease screening
- Heart Rhythm Screening for Atrial Fibrillation
Healthy Heart Screening
- chemistry levels, including liver enzymes and glucose
- cholesterol levels
- body fat analysis
- blood oxygen and more
- Thyroid Panel
To register for a Healthy Heart Screening call (708) 423-5774.
OSF Little Company of Mary now offers advance computerized tomography angiography (CTA) of the coronary arteries. This test utilizes a state-of-the-art 40-slice Philips Brilliance CT Scanner to provide detailed images of the coronary arteries and surrounding structures, including the myocardium, pericardium and aortic root.
Traditional coronary angiography displays only the vessel lumen and the degree of luminal narrowing, but CTA allows delineation of calcified and non-calcified lesions within the wall of the coronary that could cause narrowing of the arterial lumen.
CTA is less invasive than traditional angiography, and patients who are most likely to benefit are those who have atypical symptoms and are of low to intermediate risk for coronary artery disease. Patients are monitored by our staff of skilled professionals throughout the procedure. We strive to provide timely reporting of test results and will provide referring physicians with a CD or paper report of representative images for review and patient education.
OSF Little Company of Mary currently offers calcium scoring as a routine part of CT Angiography or as a stand-alone, non-contrast study. This tool can detect coronary atherosclerosis at an early stage and is useful in risk stratification.
At OSF Little Company of Mary, patients have access to an advanced 40-slice Philips Brilliance CT scanner. This machine allows EKG gated, sub-second imaging of the heart for clear, crisp images of the cardiac structures. This test can be performed in seconds and is well-tolerated by all patients.
The presence of calcium in the coronary arteries correlates with the presence of coronary artery disease and can aid in determining a need for additional testing or treatment.
To schedule a coronary CTA, Calcium Scoring or Transesophageal echocardiogram, you may call Central Scheduling directly at (708) 499-8550.
OSF Little Company of Mary is able to perform emergent and elective angioplasties for patients who suffer from blocked arteries as part of a registry program that started with Johns Hopkins Atlantic Cardiovascular Patient Outcomes Research Team (C-PORT) in 2000.
OSF Little Company of Mary became the first Illinois hospital to participate in this registry and have successfully performed numerous angioplasties in emergencies where time is critical.
The Hospital has a partnership with the American College of Cardiology Foundation's National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) a quality improvement program that will help improve hospital processes to further enhance this goal.
Today, the NCDR is the most comprehensive, outcomes-based quality improvement program in the United States so patients can receive complete, quality and advanced cardiac care here at OSF Little Company of Mary.