DOWNERS GROVE – DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent, multispecialty physician group in the Chicago area, continues to invest in leading-edge technology and emerging treatment options in the field of structural heart disease to provide high-quality care for patients.
Structural heart disease refers to disorders of the valves and chambers of the heart that historically have been treated with open heart surgery. The modern management of structural heart disease uses minimally invasive treatment with catheters, avoiding the risk and recovery time needed for open heart surgery.
In March 2015, DMG established its structural heart disease program. As a result of its success, DMG plans to continue supporting its rapid growth.
DMG’s structural heart disease team is a multidisciplinary group of board-certified cardiologists and advanced-practice nurses who closely collaborate in the management of complex cases.
Through careful evaluation of patient data, and extensive review of CT and echocardiographic imaging, the team is able to identify optimal treatment strategies and achieve superior outcomes.
DMG’s structural heart disease team includes structural interventionalists Drs. Ulrich Luft, Peter Kerwin and Govind Ramadurai; structural electrophysiologists Drs. Ahmad Abdul-Karim, Eugene Greenstein and Sunil Shroff; structural imaging specialists Drs. Sujith Kalathiveetil, Jordan Weinstein, Kirkeith Lertsburapa and Robert Elgar; and structural coordinators Kim Crosby, Sara Horvath and Patricia Peterson.