Women's Heart Health Program
Specialized care to protect your health
Heart disease is by far the leading cause of death in women in the United States.
If you have a family history of heart problems, or have risk factors like high cholesterol or high blood pressure, your doctor may want you to see a specialist.
Heart disease is by far the leading cause of death in women in the United States, which is surprising to many people. The American Heart Association is spreading the word about women and heart disease. You may have seen their "Go Red" campaign to improve awareness and help women do more to take care of their hearts. Your doctor will work with you to keep your heart healthy. If you have a family history of heart problems, or have risk factors like high cholesterol or high blood pressure, your doctor may want you to see a specialist. In the Sandwich and DeKalb/Sycamore areas, board-certified cardiologist, Jagdish Patel, MD, FACC, provides highly experienced heart care for women.
Empowering you with the information you need
Dr. Patel offers all the latest tests to spot heart problems early, when they can be treated most effectively, from EKGs to the most sophisticated, sensitive nuclear diagnostics. He and his cardiac nurse also provide you with detailed, easy to understand information about what is going on with your heart health - and how to improve it. They listen to your concerns, and take care to understand your perspective - which is especially important, because heart disease can have many different, subtle symptoms for women. You'll also get the support you need to make the important lifestyle changes that will keep you at your healthiest.
Better heart health at every stage of life
Dr. Patel works with area physicians to care for women with all types of heart problems, from congenital diseases to those that occur at specific stages throughout a woman's life.
Be sure to talk with your doctor about any concerns you have about your heart health. If you need a specialist, you'll find experienced, compassionate care with Dr. Patel at Kishwaukee Cardiology Associates.