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At UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, our Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care team draws on the resources of a world-class hospital and medical school to offer the most advanced cardiovascular treatments in the state.
 
We also offer a Second Opinion Program in which patients can set up appointments with expert health care personnel within 48 hours of initial contact. The program is especially helpful for complex surgical cases or for those who have been told their condition is inoperable or not treatable with medical therapies.
 

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TAVR Procedure Helps Patients with Severely Damaged Aortic Valve

TAVR Procedure Helps Patients with Severely Damaged Aortic Valve

Diana's Story Diana Smith is a 92-year-old woman who is active both at home and in her community. She developed an aortic valve problem, but couldn't have open-heart surgery to repair the valve. However, Diana was able to undergo the TAVR proced...
7/02/2014 | TAVR Procedure Helps Patients with Severely Damaged Aortic Valve

James's Story: Managing the Unexpected

James

Like most men in their late 30s and early 40s, James Leaver is paying greater attention to his health these days. He bought a treadmill (and is using it), he swapped cookies for carrot sticks as his go-to late-night snack (most of the time), and is t...
5/29/2014 | James's Story: Managing the Unexpected

Cardiac Rehabilitation Changes Woman's Life After Heart Attacks

Cardiac Rehabilitation Changes Woman

In the aftermath of suffering three small heart attacks in three days, Roberta embraced UW Health's cardiac rehabilitation program, and feels like a different woman because of her emphasis on exercise and smart food choices. 
12/02/2013 | Cardiac Rehabilitation Changes Woman's Life After Heart Attacks

Liver Transplant 10 Days After Heart Surgery

Liver Transplant 10 Days After Heart Surgery

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 in Madison, looking for a chance at life. UW Health Heart, Vascu...
12/02/2013 | Liver Transplant 10 Days After Heart Surgery

Getting Back on the Trails After Heart Surgery

Getting Back on the Trails After Heart Surgery

During the 2010 racing season, a serious injury left snocross racer Erika Rau with a severely damaged aorta and a fractured neck. She was rushed to UW Hospital and Clinics where doctors performed minimally-invasive emergency heart surgery.&...
12/02/2013 | Getting Back on the Trails After Heart Surgery