Welcome to the Department of Cardiology at SIU Medicine. Our providers and researchers lead the way in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of heart issues. We help patients at risk of developing or living with conditions like heart failure, heart disease, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. As leaders in heart care, our cardiologists have access to a range of advanced diagnostic tests and innovative treatments, including minimally invasive techniques to repair and replace damaged valves inside the heart. We’re working hard to serve our community and prepare the heart doctors of the future to carry on our legacy of excellence in cardiac care.

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What is Amyloid and how does it affect the heart?

"Amyloid is a protein disorder. These proteins get mis-folded and deposit into various tissues and organs and when they deposit in your heart, they cause congestive heart failure." -Dr. Shruti Hedge

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Matt Mannion

Aspects of a Learner | Matt Mannion

Preparing tomorrow’s physicians has been the central focus of SIU School of Medicine since its founding in 1970. Our progressive educational philosophy has helped to distinguish us from the other U.S

Dr. Tony DeMartini featured in Cath Lab Digest

Cath Lab Digest spoke with Tony DeMartini, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, SIU Heart & Vascular Center about low-dose imaging in chronic total occlusions. Read the article

Making Sense of Blood Pressure Results

" Great job,” your nurse says. “120/80!” If you’re not quite sure what those numbers mean, you’re not alone. But knowing your numbers and what they mean can go a long way in preventing heart disease