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The SBL Heart Center


The Heart Center
1000 Health Center Drive • Entrance H
Mattoon, IL 61938

Hours: 8 am to 3:30 pm - Monday through Friday

Sarah Bush Lincoln is excited to introduce its new cardiology team at the SBL Heart Center.

We are fortunate to bring these great minds together to care for the cardiovascular needs in our community. Their breadth of knowledge is deep, and they are eager to work in unison to provide extraordinary care. To many, it will feel like comfortable old friends have returned home.

Collaborating with Washington University Physicians in Illinois, Inc.

Sarah Bush Lincoln is especially pleased to offer its cardiovascular patients the world-class care of Washington University Physicians in Illinois, Inc., which brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the care of people in the community. It has a rich tradition of medical excellence and exceptional care.

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Allyson Gough, APRN
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Dean Katsamakis, DO
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B. Lakshminarayanan, MD
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Michael LaMonto, DO

The SBL Heart Center

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women – about one in four people will die from heart disease each year. That’s why Sarah Bush Lincoln recently invested in a contemporary and comforting Heart Center so it could continue its culture of offering the gold standard of care to all of its patients.

The newly opened Heart Center is spacious and beautiful providing the following services in one easy access through Entrance H at the Health Center.

  • Interventional & diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Two catheterization labs
  • Expanded exam rooms
  • Extensive cardiac rehabilitation
  • Stress testing and echocardiography
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • EKG and nuclear medicine services
  • METS

Less Stress
This extensive network often lessens the stress on our patients and eliminates travel for them and their families. It’s better for their health. If a person’s condition requires they be transferred to St. Louis for additional services, we will coordinate that care with their primary physician and ensure they are sent back to the community for any follow-up care.

Continuity of Care
Communication with patients’ primary care providers and continuity of care for patients is of utmost importance. The Heart Center pairs its doctors and patients so together they walk the patient’s journey to recovery. Only when absolutely necessary does a patient see a partner physician.

To make an appointment with one of the cardiologists, please call the The Heart Center at 217-238-4960.


• EKG - Holter (24 hour) and 30 Day Event Monitoring
• Exercise Stress Testing & Stress Echocardiography 
• Nuclear Stress Test
• Echocardiography
• Transesophageal Echocardography
• Cardiac Cath (right and left) 
• Peripheral Angioplasty
• Vascular Ultrasound
• Cardiac CT Angiography
• Pacemaker Services (telemonitoring and evaluation clinic)


• Cardiac Catherization (right and left) Watch animation.
• Stent (drug-eluding and non-drug eluding)
• Angioplasty
• Cardioversion
• Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab

Screening Programs:

Heart to Heart

The cardiovascular screening program is designed to increase awareness of heart health and wellness. It offers people an opportunity to have performed several screens that may reveal interrated and potentially life-threatening diesease.

The following screens taken together are $95.

  • blood sugar
  • blood pressure
  • body mass index
  • cardiac CT - calcium scoring
  • coronary risk profile (cholesterol)
  • electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • kidney function

An additional set of cardiovascular screens are offered to detect peripheral vascular disease. The screens include abdominal aortic ultrasound, ankle brachial index and carotid ultrasound. The cost of all the tests is $95. A vascular screen is also available for $95. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Kristina Bushue217-258-2238.


The team of experts in Monitored Exercise Testing Services (METS) is dedicated to helping patients who have (or are at risk of developing) heart disease, lung disease or diabetes.

The METS team is comprised of doctors, nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory therapists, dietitians and certified diabetes educators. Team members help patients identify the right wellness programs for them and then get them back on their feet to create a lasting, healthy lifestyle.

• Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiac rehabilitation is an exercise and education program for people who have have heart disease or who have had a heart attack or a procedure such as angioplasty, stenting, bypass surgery or valve replacement surgery or heart transplant. Rehabilitation is a strategy for creating a heart-healthy lifestyle to prevent problems from recurring. 

• Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an exercise and education program for people who have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), emphysema, asthma or other serious lung conditions. Although there is no cure for these diseases, there are effective therapeutic techniques that can help improve health, decrease hospitalizations and improve quality of life. 

During cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation,

  • Our team of experts will evaluate your condition and develop an individualized exercise program.
  • Your heart rate and rhythm or lungs will be continually monitored while your program is fine tuned each step of the way. 
  • Education while you are exercising makes the classes enjoyable and allows for support, interaction with other class participants and sharing of ideas.

The goals of cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation are to:

  • Strengthen the heart, increase tolerance to physical activity and build endurance
  • Reduce the risk of future heart problems
  • Give participants the confidence, understanding and skills needed to care and cope with a chronic illness
  • Teach participants proper nutrition, breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Improve the quality of life of participants
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Educate and support participants while theydevelop healthier lifestyles

Living with Diabetes
This exercise and education program is designed for people with diabetes – from those who have just been diagnosed to those who have been living with diabetes and want to be healthier and feel better. Participants will work one-on-one with a registered dietitian and a registered nurse, both certified diabetic educators, to evaluate your current status, including nutrition assessment. For more information, contact Paula Enstrom217-238-4808.

Join us Today!

The Heart Center’s programs are all fun and motivational, and they provide participants with the tools they need to take control of their health! Most classes meet two or three days per week, and many are covered by insurance. Some classes have a small fee. The staff is happy to help those who are interested determine which class is the right fit and what the costs might be, if any.

Call METS for more information 217-258-2177, or to join a class!