If you have been diagnosed with heart disease, the Heart & Vascular Institute offers comprehensive cardiology services to help you manage your condition and enjoy the highest quality of life. We provide expert care for:
- Congenital heart disease
- Coronary artery disease (including chest pain and heart attack)
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Valvular heart disease
- Irregular heartbeats
- Cholesterol disorders
Your care begins with an individualized evaluation and diagnosis. Based on your health, our team of specialists may recommend lifestyle changes, medication, noninvasive treatments or, when necessary, advanced surgical procedures. We'll help you understand your heart condition and risks factors and will work with you to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle—now and into the future.
Congestive heart failure occurs when your heart is damaged and can't pump enough blood to meet your body's needs. It is a serious condition that demands immediate and accurate diagnosis, followed by careful treatment and follow-up.
We develop the best treatment plan for you—applying the expertise of our cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiac nursing staff, social workers and dieticians. We have the expertise to offer a extensive range of treatments for heart failure, including surgery, resynchronization therapy—which uses a specialized pacemaker to help your heart beat more efficiently—and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. We were also the first in Madison to offer aquapheresis, an innovative procedure that removes excess salt and fluids from your body.
Valvular Heart Disease
More than five million Americans have valvular heart disease, which occurs when there is damage or a defect in any of the four valves in your heart. If you are diagnosed with this disease, we offer expert diagnosis and treatments, with options including medication, angioplasty, or surgery to repair or replace the damaged valve.
UnityPoint Health - Meriter is a proud partner of UW Health. We share our knowledge, facilities, and passion so that you can get remarkable care where and when you need it. For more information on heart and vascular services please visit: UW Health's Heart, Vascular, and Thoracic Care.