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Silver Cross Future Heart Surgery Program Includes Expertise of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates

Silver Cross Hospital is pleased to announce that the hospital’s soon-to-be-operational heart surgery program will include the expertise of two Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates surgeons—Dr. Pat Pappas and Dr. Phil Alexander. The hospital’s new program will debut in late spring 2019. Dr. Pat Pappas Patroklos (Pat) Pappas,...

Heart Disease in Women Displays Different Symptoms

For most women, a tight-fitting bra is uncomfortable, but for retired school administrative secretary Nancy Teschke, it was a lifesaving signal to see a doctor! A few years ago, Teschke came to the painful realization that she had gained a lot of weight; in fact, she was at an all-time high....

Homer Glen Resident Thankful for Heart Screening at Silver Cross

A $99 calcium artery scoring screening at the Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen proved to be a lifesaver for 62-year-old Frank Russo, a local business owner and devoted family man. Russo’s story began at a routine medical checkup last spring. That’s when his doctor, Daniel Co, M.D., suggested the...

Heart Disease: A Stealthy Syndrome

According to the American Heart Association, Cardiovascular (Heart) disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. Heart attacks are caused by the most common type...