Dr. Tien C. Cheng M.D., Cardiologist

Dr. Tien C. Cheng M.D.

Cardiologist | Interventional Cardiology

5101 Washington St. Suite 24 Gurnee Illinois, 60031



Education and Training

Kaohsiung University Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Kaohsiung Medical University 1968

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM

Provider Details

Male English 51 years of experience
Dr. Tien C. Cheng M.D.
Dr. Tien C. Cheng M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • After a bypass, how many times should you go for a cardiac checkup?

    First visit is within 2 weeks (medicare and most insurance recommend). Next visit is 3 months then 6 months. If everything is good with return of previous activity well then every 6-12 months is fine. The most important is medications such as lowering LDL to less than 50, A1C below 6.5 to 7.0 pending your age, good kidney funntion and an exercise program to keep you fit. READ MORE

  • Can heart blockages be cleared with medicine?

    The straight and easy answer is No. Proven critical obstructive coronary lesions are best treated with balloon/stenting or CABG. Studies have shown early intervention by modifying and reducing risk factors, ie, BP, LDL, DM, body weight, waist circumference, increase activity and manage stress will offer long term CV benefits READ MORE

  • At what age is one at a high risk of a heart attack?

    Yes, age can be a risk factor. Nothing is immune from the damaging aging process. Known risk factors increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Don't spoil it, even your parents may have given you good genes. Bad habits such as excessive drinking or smoking exposure risk an individual to die from alcoholic cirrhosis of liver or lung cancer. Anxiety or stress hastens the risk of heart attack even at your (young) age. You are obese. Instead of worrying about your age or thinking you are protected because your parents live a long life, start a programmed exercise, eat a better and sensible diet first. Screen your risk, i.e., blood sugar, cholesterol level, liver and kidney function, and work to lower your risk. If you are still anxious, consult your doctor or take up yoga or meditation; biofeedback classes may help. READ MORE

  • I have symptomatic PVCs. When do they become dangerous?

    Assume you are a low risk individual, normotensive, non-diabetic with LDL below 70, I will recommend a maximal stress test. If it is normal , the most I will recommend is coronary CT calcium score. If it is blow 100, I will recommend Metoptolol succinate starting dose 25 mg po daily to keep resting heart rate at 65 beats/min. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Since 1981


  • Secretary of Board of Health, Lake County, IL.
  • Chairman, Execetive Committee of the St. Therese Medical Center Medical Staff nter
  • Who
  • Columnist


  • Anemia
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (hypertension)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pain
  • Vascular Disease


  • Univ Il Hosp & Cli, Internal Medicine; Cook County Hosp, Internal Medicine
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Program
  • Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Cook Counrty Hospital in Chicago


  • Heart failure; hypertension, lipid disorder; Atrial fibrillation


  • Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Cook County Hospital in Chicago


  • University of Illinois

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Heart Association; American College of Physicians;American College of Cardiologuy

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Taiwanese Medical Association (former president)

What do you attribute your success to?

Areas of research

  • Lipid dosorder; Heart failure

Philanthropic Initiatives

Teaching and speaking

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

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Dr. Tien C. Cheng M.D.'s Practice location

5101 Washington St. -
Gurnee, Illinois 60031
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Fax: 847-244-5523

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