Memorial Medical

At Memorial, it's not just another heart.
It's YOUR heart.

Some heart centers want to talk about how many procedures they've done. We prefer to focus on something more important...You.

Because when it's YOUR heart, you don't want to feel like a number in a system, you want a hospital that will go the extra mile to get things right.  That's the experience you can expect at Memorial. 

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Real Heart Stories

The following patient stories are real - and demonstrate just how different heart disease can look from one person to the next. But one thing they all have in common is the amazing treatment they received at Memorial. See their full stories below.


Lance Nagle

Suffered Heart Attack. Treated with Stent at Memorial.

Lance knew how to stay active - but what he didn't know was that heart disease was still in his future. At age 50, Lance suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the ER. The Heart & Vascular team at Memorial removed Lance's blockage and gave him a new, winning outlook on life.

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Patti Fricke

99.9% Blockage. Treated with Stent at Memorial.

Patti was a nurse for more than 40 years - but severe chest pains threatened to cut her retirement short. The cardiologists at Memorial were able to treat a 99.9% blockage in one of her arteries (an often fatal condition). Now she is back enjoying her retirement, spending time in her garden and traveling around the world.

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Duane Dodd

Faulty Heart Valve. Treated with a TAVR Procedure.

Duane didn't want to see a doctor - even when he had trouble breathing. When his wife Phyllis finally convinced him to see a cardiologist at Memorial, Duane was relived to know he didn't need open-heart surgery. A non-invasive procedure replaced his heart valve and he was able to go home in no time.

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Samantha Biel

Congential Heart Defect. Treated with Cardiac Ablation.

Samantha loved to dance - but a hidden heart condition was starting to keep her off the stage. After a visit to her doctor, she discovered she has a congenital heart defect. The team at Memorial quickly diagnosed and repaired Samantha's heart, getting her rhythm back on track.

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Melanie Wildhagen

Multiple Artery Blockages. Treated with Open Heart Surgery.

Melanie always had an open (or giving?) heart - but in the fall of 2017, it was her heart that needed help. She had emergency open-heart surgery at Memorial to treat multiple blockages. Now she's back to doing what she loves: running a food pantry and volunteering for her community.

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Diagnosed and Referred for Treatment.

Alivia was just a baby when her heart began failing - a condition that typically required a transplant. But the team at Memorial acted quickly to diagnose the problem and refer for treatment. Alivia was successfully treated without a transplant. Now she is a health, active 8-year-old with a bright future.

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A Health System Close to Your Heart

With multiple Memorial affiliated located across illinois, lifesaving cardiac care is always just a heartbeat away.  We bring the resources, talent and skills of an entire health system to every patient who walks through our doors.

From our state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading rehab program to our Magnet-recognized nurses, you can rest assured your heart is in the right place.

Need help and not sure where to start? Contact our patient care coordinator today.

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