Woman talking with a cardiologist at an Ascension site of care.

Heart care close to home in Wisconsin

From heart scans to heart surgery, get the advanced care you need at Ascension Wisconsin. Schedule with a cardiologist.
Your heart care is important. To deliver personalized care, our cardiologists at Ascension Wisconsin start by listening to understand you, your health history and your goals. We take the time to answer all your questions — big and small. Remember to tell your doctor how you are feeling at each visit. By getting to know you, we deliver heart care that’s right for you.

Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating heart diseases, including:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) and other heart rhythm disorders
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Heart attack
  • Heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy)
  • Heart valve and structural heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • High blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Pericardial disease

From screenings and managing chronic heart conditions, to more advanced care and heart and vascular surgery, we’re here for you. With cardiologists and surgeons trained in the latest heart testing, treatment, medication management and procedures. And as part of a national network, you have access to advanced heart care close to home. And ask about a virtual (online) visit for your first consultation and as part of your ongoing care.

Advanced heart care, close to home

As your heart care needs change, we’re ready with the care that’s right for you, from routine care to advanced heart care. Your doctors, specialists and care team at Ascension Wisconsin collaborate, working together for you and with you. Your doctor understands your healthcare needs and goals. And all your caregivers are communicating as a team.

If your doctor recommends surgery as part of your care plan, we’re here for you. Heart surgeons specialize in minimally invasive heart surgery. Our advanced heart care and surgery offerings include TAVR, MitraClip™, WATCHMAN™ device, alcohol septal ablation and patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defect closure. Using small incisions, minimally invasive surgery helps shorten your recovery time and lower your risk of infection. Together, your team of doctors delivers advanced care to help improve your heart function.

Woman with grandchild.

Understanding your heart health

Knowing if you’re at risk for heart disease could help save your life. And a simple $49 heart screening can help you and your doctor better understand your heart health. Talk to a cardiologist to see if a heart screening is right for you.

To schedule a heart scan, please call:

Fox Valley

Ascension NE Wisconsin - Mercy Campus (Oshkosh) - 920-738-2030
Ascension NE Wisconsin - St. Elizabeth Campus (Appleton) - 920-738-2030


Southeast Wisconsin:
Ascension All Saints Hospital (Racine) - 414-527-5000
Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee - 414-326-1800
Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee (Mequon) - 414-326-1800
Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee - Gateway (West Allis) - 414-773-6600
Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - Elmbrook Campus (Brookfield) - 414-527-5000
Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - Franklin Campus (Franklin) - 414-527-5000
Ascension St. Francis Hospital (St. Francis) - 414-527-5000
Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus (Milwaukee) - 414-527-5000

*A heart scan is not for everyone. It is not recommended for routine screening of people who do not have symptoms of heart disease and have a low risk of heart attacks. Heart disease risk factors include hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, family history of heart disease.

Get a second opinion from a heart and vascular specialist

Whether you’re dealing with a new diagnosis or deciding on a treatment plan, there’s a lot to think about. If you’re looking for a second opinion, specialists at Ascension Wisconsin are here to listen. We connect you with the cardiologist or heart and vascular specialist who is right for you.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered or required. We can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.


Your care is our calling.™

At Ascension Wisconsin, you'll find a different kind of relationship between you and your care team. It starts with getting to know you and your story, so we can deliver the care that's right for you. Whether your need is simple or complex, our team of heart specialists is here with you every step of the way. Because when it comes to your health, it's more than caring. It's our calling.

Stories from the heart

Cardiologist was at hospital in a heartbeat

Tim is grateful for his heart care team at Ascension. On the night of his cardiac episode, his care team was right by his side, providing personalized, compassionate heart care.

Patient finds way to thank his heart surgeon

For Ed, a picture is truly worth a thousand words. Rather than stumble for the words to thank his cardiothoracic surgeon, Ed sends photos of himself doing his favorite activities, including fly fishing, golfing, and riding bicycles.

Frequently asked questions

When should I talk to a heart doctor?
Getting the right heart care at the right time is critical for your health. Chest pain, shortness of breath, fluttering in your chest, swelling in your legs, dizziness and fatigue are all symptoms of heart disease. When you notice new symptoms, talk to a heart doctor. From routine care to complex heart conditions, our heart doctors and care teams are here for you. They take the time to understand you and your health, to provide heart care that’s right for you. We use a range of care options from preventive heart care to complex and advanced surgical techniques.

What are symptoms of a heart attack?
A heart attack doesn’t always start with severe chest pain. If you think you or a loved one may be having a heart attack, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away. Pay attention to these heart attack symptoms:

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting
  • Jaw, neck or back pain
  • Discomfort or pain in arm or shoulder
  • Shortness of breath

If you are experiencing chest pain, especially in combination with jaw or arm pain, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing, you might be having a heart attack. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

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