Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of all heart, vascular and thoracic diseases, with special emphasis on angioplasty, peripheral vascular blockages and limb salvage, cardiac surgery, heart and lung transplantation, and surgery for aneurysms. Consultations, tests and procedures are provided in collaboration with a number of community health systems. Same-day cardiology consultations are available during regular business hours at our Madison cardiovascular clinics.
Tom Slattery had his first heart attack at 35, and in 2001 was facing liver failure. He needed both heart bypass and liver transplant surgeries, and came to UW Hospital and Clinics, looking for a chance at life.
Offered at our Heart Valve Clinic, the Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve is for patients with severe aortic stenosis and allows physicians to work non-surgically via the femoral artery rather than open surgery in the chest.
Dr. Heather Bartlett leads the UW Health Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, treating patients who face different cardiac issues than adults with acquired heart disease. Learn more about Dr. Bartlett
UW Health surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible, with benefits to patients including less pain, shorter hospital stays and a quicker return to the lifestyle to which they're accustomed.