Heart care for AFib and irregular heartbeat
Heart rhythm and AFib care in southeast Wisconsin
Our heart care team at Ascension Wisconsin specializes in atrial fibrillation (AFib), a type of arrhythmia, where your heart beat is irregular, either too fast or too slow. You may feel a flutter or quiver in your chest. Other symptoms may include confusion, dizziness, fainting, chest pain, sweating, fatigue, shortness of breath, and weakness.
Our doctors can help detect an irregular heartbeat. We provide many heart tests for AFib and other cardiovascular diseases. Our doctors listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a personalized care plan that’s right for you.
AFib treatments to prevent heart failure
AFib may come and go and affect how your heart pumps blood through your body, increasing your risk for stroke and congestive heart failure. That’s why we offer a multi-specialty heart care team. Our electrophysiologists specialize in the diagnosis of heart arrhythmias and offer minimally invasive treatment options.
Advanced heart arrhythmia treatments
A heart rhythm disorder can be a sign of a more serious condition. Our doctors provide personalized electrophysiology (EP) studies, heart evaluations and cardiac risk assessments. We also deliver advanced care using WATCHMAN™ and other minimally invasive treatments that can return your heartbeat to its normal rhythm.
- Cardiac ablation therapy
- Pacemakers and implantable defibrillators
Offering minimally invasive heart surgery
Structural or heart valve damage can cause AFib. Our heart surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques to repair a heart valve and prevent blood clots from forming in the heart using the WATCHMAN™ device. During a minimally invasive procedure, our surgeon makes tiny incisions. This surgical approach helps shorten your recovery time and lower your risk of infection. Our heart surgeons deliver advanced care to help improve how your heart works.
Get a second opinion about your condition
Decisions about your heart care are important. If you have concerns about your diagnosis or treatment, a second opinion may be helpful. Consider speaking with another specialist if:
- Your diagnosis or prognosis is unclear
- You’ve been told you have a rare or life-threatening condition
- You would like to explore more treatment options
- Your treatment options are costly or risky
- You have lost confidence in your current provider
- Your insurance requires a second opinion
Heart care and support services
At Ascension Wisconsin, our care team supports you before, during and after your treatment to help you return to the activities you love. We monitor your physical and emotional health and provide cardiac rehab and medication management. Virtual appointments may also be available. Talk to your doctor about your options for care.
We deliver supportive and compassionate heart care, close to home.
Get the Care You Need
- Shariff Attaya, MD - Racine
- Michael Curley, MD - Franklin
- Sanjay Deshpande, MD - Milwaukee, Mequon, Sheboygan
- Daniel Hemsworth, MD - Wauwatosa, Brookfield
- Rashad Khazi Syed, MD - Milwaukee, Mequon
- Charles Lanzarotti, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS - Milwaukee, Oak Creek
- Bernard Lim, MD - Racine
- Nguyen Phan, MD - Milwaukee, West Allis
Advanced Practice Providers:
- Kelly Brock, PA
- Jennifer Gallagher, PA-C
- Erin Lassanske, APNP
- Katherine Loveless, ACNP, CCDS, CEPS
- Kristin Miller, PA-C, CCDS
- Kathryn Perz, APNP
- Elizabether Ralston, APNP
- Christina Rende, PA-C
- Sarah Uttke, NP
- Alison Ward, APNP
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.