Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Videos from OR Live

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Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care at UW Health focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of all heart and vascular diseases, with special emphasis on angioplasty, peripheral vascular blockages and limb salvage, cardiac surgery, heart and lung transplantation, and surgery for aneurysms.


Recently our program partnered with OR Live to broadcast a series live surgeries featuring the Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care surgical staff. Those surgery broadcasts are reproduced below and supported by interviews with our physicians.


Surgery Broadcasts


UW Health Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care: OR Live critical care video

Critical Care During the Golden Hour


Time is muscle, and for heart attack patients getting the most effective care within 90 minutes - or "the golden hour" is crucial. See how our cardiologists work with their air medical transport and regional hospitals to expedite transfer of patients experiencing a STEMI or ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Watch video


UW Health Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care: OR Live aortic aneurysms video

Endovascular Repair for Aortic Aneurysms


UW Health is a leader in the field using minimally-invasive endovascular techniques for thoracic or abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Learn more about how this technique is used and why it means less healing time for patients. Watch video


UW Health Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care: OR Live VAD video

VAD: A Bridge to a Better Quality-of-Life


UW Hospital and Clinics is one of a handful of hospitals in the region offering VADs – a heart pump that can be implanted in patients to pump blood when a patient's heart isn't able to do the work. Watch video


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