Heart Care

National Reputation Heart Care | Effingham Location

Whether it is an emergency or a planned procedure, HSHS St. Anthony's and the Prairie Heart Institute provide nationally recognized heart care close to home. Together, we are connecting communities throughout Illinois to expert cardiological care, while using the latest technology and the least-invasive procedures. And with patient-first care you've come to expect from the HSHS doctors and nurses, you have the comfort of knowing we are using our hearts to care for yours.

Learn the Facts about Heart Attacks

Recognizing the signs of a heart attack is the critical first step in receiving the timely, life-saving care you need. The include:
  1. Pressure, burning, squeezing in the center of the chest
  2. Discomfort in one or both arms, shoulders, neck, jaw, stomach or back
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Fatigue
  5. Cold sweat
  6. Nausea or vomiting
  7. Weakness
  8. Light headedness

It's About Time. Always Dial. Never Drive. Call 911 if you think you are experiencing a heart attack.

St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital is committed to providing the best care possible to the people of this region. Our long-standing relationship of over 25 years and committed partnership with nationally-recognized Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois means you don't have to look any further for advanced heart care. Drs. Subhashish Agarwal, Amir Cheema, and Jessica Prange, St. Anthony’s full-time cardiologists, and 18 Prairie Cardiovascular physicians continue to serve patients in the Effingham area and surrounding region.

Prairie Heart Institute at St. Anthony's

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Prairie Heart at St. Anthony's combines advanced technology and innovative treatment with a caring tradition, providing quality healthcare close to home.

Prairie Heart at St. Anthony’s provides comprehensive services to the region that includes a continuum of care through diagnostic testing such as stress tests, electrocardiograms, and diagnostic catheterization; emergency heart care; and cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.