Cardiology is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart.

When it comes to cardiac care, you need outstanding technical expertise and access to state-of-the-art technology. But you also want the kind of personal care and attention that only comes when providers have true passion for their work. At FHN, we believe it's important to give you both.

Our providers put their whole heart into the task of helping your heart be as healthy as possible. Our award-winning cardiac team offers interventional procedures including pacemaker, defibrillator, angioplasty, and stent placement. We provide comprehensive care, screening for any controlling risk factors, diagnosis and treatment and aggressive follow-up care.

The FHN Judy and Virgil Bocker Cardiovascular Center at FHN Memorial Hospital is a multipurpose, all-digital lab enabling FHN to offer its patients complete cardiovascular care and support in one centralized location close to home. Our state-of-the-art imaging system, called Innova™ 3100 by GE, applies GE's industry-leading flat panel detector technology to allow physicians to see the vessels and anatomy of the heart, as well as the finest vessels all the way to the fingertips.

FHN also offers a variety of comprehensive diagnostic services. Our vascular lab uses non-invasive diagnostic technology with no dyes, x-rays or needles to visualize veins and arteries and determine the best course of treatment for any blockages or other issues that are discovered. Our services include exercise and pharmacological stress tests; EKG; echocardiogram; carotid studies; and a 30-day event monitor.

Cardiac rehabilitation is part of each patient's comprehensive treatment. Our cardiac rehab experts help patients who have experienced heart trouble learn about eating, exercise and other lifestyle choices to maximize their future health. For our patients' convenience, FHN cardiologists see patients for routine appointments in two locations: FHN Specialty Care – Stephenson Street in Freeport, FHN Family Healthcare Center – Savanna and at FHN Family Healthcare Center – Lena.

FHN has been recognized for clinical excellence in treating heart attack and for its overall treatment of cardiac patients by VHA Inc., a healthcare provider alliance of more than 2,400 not-for-profit healthcare organizations.

> Download FHN Cardiac Care brochure

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The following providers are associated with cardiology:
Prasad Kilaru MD, FSCAI, FACC
Madhu Malladi MD, FACC, FASE
Bhadresh Patel MD, FACC, FACP