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Dr. Brian Shortal, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Shortal

Dr. Brian Shortal, MD is a cardiology specialist in Bannockburn, IL and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1996 and specializes in cardiology, internal medicine, and more.


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(847) 444-5300

Dr. Shortal accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shortal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortal treats Hypertension more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shortal treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortal treats Heart Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shortal treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Heart Palpitations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortal treats Heart Palpitations more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shortal treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shortal's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Shortal's Top 5 Areas of Expertise: 1) Preventive Cardiology; 2) Cardiac (Heart) Catheterization; 3) Hypertension (High Blood Pressure); 4) Nuclear cardiology; 5) Cardiac (Heart) Arrhythmias.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Nuclear Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine

Education

2004
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Residency Hospital
1997
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Internship Hospital
1996
Emory University
Medical School
2004
2001
1997
1996

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Broken Heart Syndrome, 02/2008
  • Catheter-induced Vasospasm of Both the Right External Iliac and Right Coronary Arteries During Coronary Angiography, 2005
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Results in Acute Increases in Oxidized Phospholipids and Lipoprotein(a): Short-Term and Long-Term Immunologic Responses to Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein, 2004
  • North Shore Connection, 01/2012
  • Matters of the Heart, 02/2008
  • Preferential Uptake of Radiolabeled Oxidation Specific Antibodies in Lipid-Rich vs. Collagen-Rich Lesions: Implications for Noninvasive Imaging of Vulnerable Plaques, 2003
  • Lights..Camera..Cath Lab, 01/2008
  • In vivo uptake of radiolabeled MDA2, an oxidation-specific monoclonal antibody, provides an accurate ex vivo measure of atherosclerotic lesions rich in oxidized lipids and is highly sensitive to their regression, 2000

Dr. Shortal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shortal

4.8

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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