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.
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
In the immediate aftermath of heart surgery, Joe Servick followed a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation routine that involved exercise and nutrition counseling.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
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.