Heart and Vascular Health

Heart specialists who deliver advanced care

At Ascension in Southeast Wisconsin, our heart doctors and cardiac surgeons deliver specialized heart and valve care.

Structural Heart and Valve Care in Southeast Wisconsin

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Heart specialists who deliver advanced care

Your heart has four valves that pump blood throughout your body. When a valve, chamber or the wall of the heart is damaged, it's called structural heart disease. Symptoms may include chest pains, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat or fatigue.

Some adults are born with a heart defect that worsens with age. Heart damage can be caused by infections, radiation therapy and inflammatory conditions like lupus or rheumatic fever. Our cardiologists monitor risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and blood pressure to help prevent heart valve damage.

At Ascension Wisconsin we offer a range of diagnostic tests, including imaging to pinpoint leaky valves and cardiac ultrasound (echo) to check how well your heart functions. Our doctors and care team work together to create a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you.

Specialists in structural heart and valve surgery

Heart and valve problems can cause heart attack or progressive heart failure. That’s why our team is ready to deliver emergency care when you need it most. Our network of interventional cardiologists, heart surgeons and other heart specialists use minimally invasive techniques, when possible. Some of our care includes:

  • Alcohol septal ablation
  • Mitral valve repair (MitraClip™)
  • PFO and ASD closure
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter tricuspid valve repair (TriClip™)

Offering minimally invasive heart valve replacement

Using tiny incisions, our heart surgeons specialize in minimally invasive valve replacement and repair. Transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR), MitralClip™ and TriClip™ procedures may help shorten your recovery time and help lower the risk of infection.

Support services for your heart care needs

Our heart care team is here to support you before, during and after your surgery. We monitor your physical and emotional health and provide cardiac rehab and medication management.

At Ascension in Southeast Wisconsin we know every person is different. That’s why we listen to you to better understand your health needs. We work with you to provide compassionate heart care, close to home.

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Our care team specializes in open heart surgery and the management of complex heart conditions.

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