Heart and Vascular Center

Trust Your Heart to the River Bend's Most Experienced Heart Care Team -- 618.463.7427

When it comes to your heart health, experience matters. Alton Memorial Hospital's heart team was the first in the Madison County to perform cardiac catheterizations, balloon angioplasty, stents and implantable cardiac defibrillators. From emergency heart care to cardiac rehabilitation, our heart-care team is there for you every step of the way.

Our Heart & Vascular Center puts the latest diagnostic and treatment technology in the hands of the region's most experienced heart-care team. Board-certified cardiologists, cardiac-trained nurses and technicians work in the area's most advanced cardiovascular lab, and perform more heart catheterization, angioplasty and stent procedures than any other hospital in the River Bend area.

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Diagnostic and interventional services include:

  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Stent placement
  • Peripheral angioplasty
  • Automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter scanning
  • Echocardiograms
  • Arterial Doppler studies
  • Arteriograms
  • Pacemaker implant and clinic

Inpatient heart care is available in the hospital's ICU and telemetry unit.

Our skilled heart team includes:

  • Cardiologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Cardiac-trained nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Diabetes specialists
  • Technicians

These dedicated medical professionals believe that compassion, caring and communication are critical in your recovery from heart disease.

Emergency Care 
To request Alton Memorial Ambulance Service, call 618.463.7355.

Alton Memorial Hospital provides prompt, expert treatment for acute heart problems in our emergency department. Our physicians and nurses take steps to speed up treatment for heart problems, including quick administration of clot-busting drugs that can stop a heart attack. We also offer Alton's only hospital-based ambulance service staffed with skilled paramedics and EMTs trained in advanced cardiac life support.