Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care at UW Health 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, including UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center.
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.
In his early 40s and in relatively good shape, James wasn't the poster boy for heart attack. But that's just what happened to him in February 2011. With hard work and the help of UW Health experts, James' heart function is now 100 percent normal and his outlook is bright.