Heart Care

Nationally Recognized Heart Care in Highland

Whether it is an emergency or a planned procedure, HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital 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 the patient-first carre you've come to expect from your 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.


Heart care goes by one golden rule: Minutes equal muscle. Simply put, faster treatment drastically increases the potential for quicker recovery, better quality of life… and better outcomes. In fact, cardiac care close to home can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland is a proud member of the Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois (PHII), a network of over 40 community-based hospitals that offer local cardiovascular clinics staffed by nationally recognized physicians like Dr. Pavan Gupta, a board-certified cardiologist, and Dr. James Lee, a triple board-certified specialist in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.

Prairie Heart Institute at St. Joseph's Highland

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

A Broad Scope of Services

    • Cardiology consultations
    • Stress testing
    • Echocardiograms
    • Holter monitors
    • Event monitors
  • The Prairie STAT Heart Program - Fast, high-quality heart attack care to smaller communities
  • The Prairie Rapid Read Program - Specialists rapidly interpret tests performed at St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • The Prairie Clinic Network - Reduces travel for diagnostics and pre- and post-treatment.

Tell your doctor you want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gupta or Dr. Lee at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, call
(618) 651-2750