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Fox Valley's Preferred Heart Facility

Meet some of the region's finest heart specialists and a team you can trust to offer the full continuum of heart care. From diagnostic screenings to cardiac rehab, Rush Copley Heart & Vascular Institute offers advanced, non-surgical techniques and innovative interventional procedures.

Among Nation's Top 10%

The result: Rush Copley ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide in treating heart attacks and heart failure. In fact, Rush Copley is the most preferred hospital for heart care by area consumers.

Our goal is to provide the best possible care to patients with disorders of the heart, arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels by using the most advanced minimally invasive and interventional procedures that will result in less trauma to the patient and a significantly shorter hospital stay.

Cutting-Edge Diagnosis & Treatment

Specialists are using exclusive 3D mapping and non-surgical techniques to cure certain heart rhythm disorders. For patients with peripheral vascular disease, cardiothoracic surgeons are performing delicate stent grafting, a life-changing procedure that opens clogged arteries and repairs aneurysms. This progressive heart team also understands the unique and untraditional nature of heart risks for women, providing a full range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment options—all within the dedicated Women’s Heart Center in Rush Copley’s Heart & Vascular Institute.

Rush Copley offers the most comprehensive and advanced methods for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of heart and vascular disease. Learn more about our heart & vascular services.

Prevention & Early Detection

Detection and prevention can help you avoid cardiac diseases. Early detection is important in the battle against heart disease. Preventing heart disease can be easy given the right tools and knowledge. Our prevention and early detection programs can help you lead a healthy lifestyle.

Heart Surgery

Rush Copley performs many types of heart surgery utilizing highly-skilled specialists and the latest technology. We are committed to pursuing new and better heart-health solutions. Learn how our heart surgery services can help you.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

At the Rush Copley Heart & Vascular Institute, we'll give you the motivation and support you need to adjust to life after a cardiac event. You'll learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise and ways you can reduce your risk of another cardiac event. Rush Copley's state-of-the-art cardiac rehabilitation center has the latest fitness equipment to help rebuild strength and confidence, all under the guidance of specially trained nurses and staff.

To participate in Rush Copley's Cardiac Rehabilitation program, patients need a referral from a physician or heart specialist.

  • Heart Screenings

    Heart and Vascular Screening Packages

    Rush Copley is pleased to offer a menu of heart screening options that can help put your mind at ease. These diagnostic tests are often recommended by cardiologists to get a better perspective on your heart health but don't require a prescription or doctor's referral.

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What Patients are Saying

Don Cyr and his care team

Don Cyr visits with Rush Copley Cardiac Cath Lab team
members Alissa Steines, Crystal Parazaider and Vanessa
Ruble who cared for him while at Rush Copley.

Imagine being in the middle of a conversation with someone and then wake up a few moments later to find you have fallen to the floor. Don Cyr, 62, of Yorkville doesn’t have to imagine it. It has happened to him dozens of times over the past 15 years. Cyr fainted with no warning signs. Once he even fainted while he was driving.

Until recently, Cyr suffered from syncope – a temporary loss of consciousness and posture also known as fainting or passing out. After years of fainting spells and multiple medical tests, doctors couldn’t identify what was causing the episodes.

After a series of several syncope episodes within a day, Cyr was taken to Rush Copley Emergency Center in Yorkville and then transferred to Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora. While under monitoring at Rush-Copley, doctors were able to attribute the cause of his fainting episodes to the electrical part of his heart.

Cardiovascular-related syncope usually is sudden with little to no warning signs that an individual is about to faint. It is also difficult to test for, as it shows no signs unless the person is in the middle of an episode. Electrophysiologist Edward Lipman, M.D., who treated Cyr, said the history and frequency of his episodes is severe compared to most patients. To help reduce his episodes and maintain normal heart function, Dr. Lipman implanted a pacemaker in Cyr.

Since receiving his pacemaker Don Cyr hasn’t experienced a single syncope episode. While it is common for people to feel down or depressed after having a major medical procedure, it’s not the case for Cyr. He’s nothing but grateful for the care he received at Rush Copley and is looking forward to getting back on the golf course this summer.

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