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Minimally-invasive Surgery for Atrial Tachycardia

Minimally-invasive Surgery for Atrial Tachycardia

Ben thought he had pneumonia. A University Hospital visit revealed atrial tachycardia, a rare and dangerous condition addressed by minimally-invasive cardiac surgery. Surgeons removed the right atrial appendage in less than an hour, and Ben was out o...
9/22/2016 | Minimally-invasive Surgery for Atrial Tachycardia

Partial Knee Replacement: The Patient Experience

Partial Knee Replacement: The Patient Experience

Beth had knee pain for almost a year, and the pain had increased markedly in the last few months. She met with UW Health orthopedic surgeon Richard Illgen, MD, to determine the proper course of treatment. After deciding on partial knee replaceme...
9/16/2016 | Partial Knee Replacement: The Patient Experience

Veteran Saved by Melanoma Clinical Trial Treatment

Veteran Saved by Melanoma Clinical Trial Treatment

Veteran Buck Parker's was told he had months to live because of melanoma but immunotherapy treatment stemming from a cancer clinical trial saved his life.  Learn More About MelanomaMelanoma Q and AFive Ways to Reduce Melanoma and Skin Cance...
9/01/2016 | Veteran Saved by Melanoma Clinical Trial Treatment

Wellness at UW Health at The American Center

Wellness at UW Health at The American Center

Let the expert instructors from our Wellness program at UW Health at The American Center show you how it's done. These demonstrations are taken directly from classes available at our Wellness Studio. Register for a Wellness class Yoga ...
7/14/2016 | Wellness at UW Health at The American Center

Getting an MRI Without Sedation

Getting an MRI Without Sedation

The Pediatric Sedation Clinic at the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, offers patients the opportunity to receive medications to alleviate pain and fear before a procedure.One of the procedures that may require sediation is a...
6/17/2016 | Getting an MRI Without Sedation

Music to My Ears: Lexi's Remarkable Story

Music to My Ears: Lexi

Born deaf, Lexi came to Madison and American Family Children's Hospital's Pedatric Ear, Nose and Throat program for cochlear implant surgery. The first words she heard after surgery were her mom's: "Hi, Lexi. We love you."
6/06/2016 | Music to My Ears: Lexi's Remarkable Story

Nothing But Net: Nathan's Recovery from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Nothing But Net: Nathan

Referred to American Family Children's Hospital after a leukemia diagnosis, Nathan achieved "rapid remission" after a chemotherapy regimen that included home care.
6/06/2016 | Nothing But Net: Nathan's Recovery from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Sports Performance: Developmental Speed Strength

Sports Performance: Developmental Speed Strength

UW Health Sports Performance at UW Health at The American Center offers sports training and athletic training for athletes looking to improve their athletic ability, speed and strength. About Our Training Developmental Speed Strength t...
6/06/2016 | Sports Performance: Developmental Speed Strength

From Heart Transplant to Half Marathon

From Heart Transplant to Half Marathon

Recurrent chest pains led to a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy for Terry. His doctor told him to get to Madison immediately, where he received a left ventricular assist device prior to heart transplant. 
6/06/2016 | From Heart Transplant to Half Marathon

Dusty Deming: Cancer Doctor, and Patient

Dusty Deming: Cancer Doctor, and Patient

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, the state's only comprehensive cancer center, sees nearly 250 new patients a year with colorectal cancers who benefit from our advanced diagnosis and treatment techniques. Dusty Deming: Cancer D...
5/12/2016 | Dusty Deming: Cancer Doctor, and Patient