Programs and research

Specialty clinics, advanced diagnostics and front-line research for your heart

From precise diagnostic tests and specialty clinics to the latest discoveries in heart care research, our experts are committed to helping you achieve better heart health.

Effective treatment starts with the right test to pinpoint the problem. Tests we offer include: 

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

  • Angiogram/Angiography (arteriogram)

  • Ankle-brachial indices 

  • Cardiac catheterization

  • Cardiac computed tomography angiography 

  • Cardiac MRI

  • Cardiopulmonary metabolic stress testing

  • Carotid doppler

  • ECG/Cardiac Event/Holter monitoring

  • Echocardiogram

  • Electrophysiology studies

  • Exercise stress testing

  • Nuclear stress testing

  • Pulmonary function test 

  • Vascular ultrasound

After diagnostic testing, our heart team will tailor your treatment plan to your unique needs and heart condition.

We have many specialty clinics and programs for patients with particular heart and vascular conditions, giving you the care and support you need.

  • Advanced cardiac and vascular imaging

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

  • Advanced Hypertension Program

  • Aortic Monitoring Program

  • Complex Aortic Surgery Program

  • Electrophysiology/Heart rhythm disorders

  • Faint and Fall Clinic

  • Advanced Heart Failure Program

  • Heart Valve Clinic

  • Inherited Arrhythmias Clinic

  • Options Clinic for heart and vascular diseases

  • Heart Disease prevention and rehabilitation

  • Minimally invasive/Robotic surgery

  • Second Opinion Program

  • Vascular medicine and intervention

  • Mechanical assist devices

At UW Health, we provide a full range of services for conditions affecting your heart and circulatory system (blood vessels), including expert preventive care and innovative treatments.

Research and clinical trials offer hope to many who live with heart conditions. Our experts use cutting-edge research techniques to evaluate new diagnostic tests and treatments for your heart.

Our providers are faculty at the University of Wisconsin, and recognized nationally for their work with stem cells, which can help regenerate tissues and organs, so they work better. Our early research shows stem cell therapy may help treat heart attack and heart failure.

We're committed to helping you live longer and more healthfully. Learn how to take part in a clinical trial.



Our congenital heart surgery program has been awarded a three-star rating from the American Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This is the highest quality rating a congenital heart surgery program can receive in recognition of outstanding patient care and superior outcomes. UW Health is one of only 10 heart programs in the country with this rating.

Conditions and treatments

Care and treatment for almost any type of heart or vascular condition

Our team diagnoses, monitors and manages all types of heart disease. We’re ranked among the nation’s top heart hospitals. In a heart emergency, you can be confident you’ll get the best possible care with us.

Conditions we treat

Heart disease may be present at birth or develop later in life. It can cause many different symptoms and health problems. At UW Health, we provide expert treatment for all types of heart and vascular disorders.

Heart conditions we treat include:

  • Aortic valve disease (aortic regurgitation and aortic stenosis) 

  • Atrial fibrillation 

  • Atrial septal defect 

  • Bicuspid aortic valve 

  • Blocked arteries (atherosclerosis)

  • Cardiac complications from cancer treatment 

  • Compartment syndrome

  • Coronary artery disease

  • Endocarditis 

  • Fainting/falling 

  • Fast heart rate (supraventricular tachycardia)

  • Heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) 

  • Heart failure (cardiomyopathy) 

  • Heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias)

  • Long QT syndrome (inherited arrhythmias) 

  • Marfan Syndrome 

  • Mitral valve disease (mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis) 

  • Mitral valve prolapse 

  • Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return 

  • Patent foramen ovale 

  • Pulmonary valve insufficiency 

  • Pulmonary valve stenosis

  • Slow heart rate (bradyarrhythmia) 

  • Sudden cardiac death (ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation) 

  • Tricuspid valve disease (tricuspid regurgitation and tricuspid stenosis) 

  • Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome

Conditions affecting veins and arteries that we treat include: 

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm 

  • Aortic aneurysm 

  • Aortic aneurysm dissection 

  • Aortic valve disease (aortic regurgitation and aortic stenosis) 

  • Arterial disease of the arms and legs (peripheral vascular disease) 

  • Carotid artery disease 

  • Coarctation of the aorta 

  • Compartment syndrome (chronic) 

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

  • Renal artery disease 

  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm / Thoraco-abdominal aneurysm 

  • Varicose veins 

  • Vascular disease (arterial and venous)

Health and healing for your heart

Some heart or vascular conditions can be treated by medication alone. For others, surgery, a special device or a minimally invasive procedure may be necessary. Treatments we offer include:

  • Ablation

    • Radiofrequency ablation

    • Cryoablation

  • Amputation

  • Angioplasty

  • Aortic valve-sparing surgery

  • Atrial septal defect repair

  • Cardiac rehabilitation

  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy 

  • Cardioversion

  • Carotid artery stent

  • Carotid and peripheral blood vessel revascularization

  • Carotid surgery and intervention

  • Endoscopic surveillance

    • Regular

    • Fluorescence

  • Endovascular aneurysm repair with fenestrated endograft stent

  • Heart bypass (coronary artery bypass graft surgery)

  • Heart transplant

  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators

  • In situ vein bypass for limb salvage

  • Laser lead extraction

  • Left atrial appendage closure (Watchman implant)

  • LVAD (Left ventricular assist devices) 

  • Limb salvage

  • Maze procedure (surgical)

  • Mitral valve surgery

  • Mitraclip

  • Pacemakers

  • Photodynamic therapy

  • Renal stenting

  • Robotic thymectomy

  • Stents (drug-eluting stents)

  • Surgical ventricular remodeling

  • TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)

  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair (endovascular graft)

  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair (open surgical)

  • Total artificial heart

  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization 

  • Valve repair or replacement surgery (minimally invasive)

  • Varicose vein therapy (minimally invasive)

  • Vena cava filter

If you’ve been told your treatment options are limited or you require complex surgery, consider our Second Opinion Program. With our large team of specialists and many resources, we offer nearly every procedure available. We’ll make sure you know about all your possibilities.

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Locations

Heart care clinics close to home

Our clinics and specialty programs are located throughout Madison and the region.

  • UW Health at The American Center - Cardiovascular Medicine
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1530
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  • UW Health at The American Center - Electrophysiology Clinic
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1530
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  • UW Health at The American Center - Heart Failure Program
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1690
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  • UW Health at The American Center - Preventive Cardiology
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1530
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  • Arbor Gate Heart Clinic - Cardiovascular Medicine
    • 2601 W. Beltline Hwy, Suite 200 / Madison, WI
    • (608) 287-2434
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  • Arbor Gate Heart Clinic - Electrophysiology Clinic
    • 2601 W. Beltine Hwy., Suite 200 / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1530
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  • Arbor Gate Heart Clinic - Faint and Fall Clinic
    • 2601 W. Beltline Hwy., Suite 200 / Madison, WI
    • (608) 287-2434
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  • Arbor Gate Heart Clinic - Heart Failure Program
    • 2601 W Beltine Hwy., Suite 200 / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1690
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  • Research Park Clinic - Cardiovascular Medicine
    • 621 Science Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1530
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  • Research Park Clinic - Electrophysiology
    • 621 Science Dr. / Madison, WI
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  • Research Park Clinic - Heart Failure Program
    • 621 Science Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1690
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  • Research Park Clinic - Interventional Cardiology
    • 621 Science Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1530
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  • University Hospital - Cardiac Surgery
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1530
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  • University Hospital - Cardiovascular Medicine
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
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  • University Hospital - Electrophysiology
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
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  • University Hospital - Interventional Cardiology
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1530
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  • SwedishAmerican Heart Institute - Heart Failure Program
    • 1340 Charles Street, Suite 300 / Rockford, IL
    • (779) 696-8800
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  • Aspirus Cardiology - Heart Failure Program
    • 500 Wind Ridge Dr. / Wausau, WI
    • (800) 441-4013
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  • Beaver Dam Clinic - Cardiovascular Medicine
    • 705 S. University Ave., Suite 200 / Beaver Dam, WI
    • (920) 887-9272
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  • Bellin Health - Heart Failure Program
    • 704 S. Webster Avenue, Suite 100 / Green Bay, WI
    • (920) 433-3737
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Fort Atkinson - Cardiovascular Medicine
    • 611 Sherman Ave East / Fort Atkinson, WI
    • (920) 568-6567
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  • La Farge Medical Clinic
    • 206 N. Mill Street / La Farge, WI
    • (608) 625-4039
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  • Marshfield Clinic Stevens Point Center - Heart Failure Program
    • 4100 State Highway 66 / Stevens Point, WI
    • (715) 387-5301
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston - Cardiovascular Medicine
    • 1040 Division St. / Mauston, WI
    • (608) 847-7355
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  • Prevea Clinic - Green Bay - Heart Failure
    • 1821 S. Webster Ave. / Green Bay, WI
    • (920) 431-1850
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Portage - Cardiovascular Medicine
    • 2977 County Hwy CX / Portage, WI
    • (608) 745-3399
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Sauk Prairie - Cardiovascular Medicine
    • 250 26th Street, Suite 120 / Prairie du Sac, WI
    • (608) 643-6060
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  • Reedsburg Area Medical Specialty Center - Cardiovascular Medicine
    • 2000 N. Dewey Ave / Reedsburg, WI
    • (608) 768-3901
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  • 1 S. Park Clinic - Vascular Surgery
    • 1 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-8915
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  • Arbor Gate Vein Clinic
    • 2601 W. Beltline Hwy, Suite 300 / Madison, WI
    • (608) 282-8080
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  • West Clinic - Vascular Surgery
    • 451 Junction Rd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-8915
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  • Stoughton Clinic - Vascular Surgery
    • 1001 Nygaard St. / Stoughton, WI
    • (608) 877-2660
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  • Verona Clinic - Vascular Surgery
    • 100 N. Nine Mound Rd. / Verona, WI
    • (608) 263-8915
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  • UW Health Vascular Surgery at SwedishAmerican
    • 1340 Charles Street, Suite 200 / Rockford, IL
    • (779) 696-8799
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  • Beaver Dam Clinic - Vascular Surgery
    • 705 S. University Ave., Suite 200 / Beaver Dam, WI
    • (920) 887-9272
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Fort Atkinson - Vascular Surgery
    • 611 Sherman Ave East / Fort Atkinson, WI
    • (920) 568-6567
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Portage - Vascular Surgery
    • 2977 County Hwy CX / Portage, WI
    • (608) 745-3399
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  • Richland Hospital Clinic - Vascular Surgery
    • 333 E. Second St. / Richland Center, WI
    • (608) 263-8915
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Sauk Prairie - Vascular Surgery
    • 250 26th Street, Suite 120 / Prairie du Sac, WI
    • (608) 643-6060
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  • University Hospital - Thoracic Surgery
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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Meet our team

Your heart, our team

Heart care is a team effort. At UW Health, our heart specialists bring unique knowledge, skills and experience to provide you the best care possible.

Our team includes cardiologists as well as cardiac and vascular surgeons. Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse coordinators are among the professionals who may be part of your care team. We bring in others, such as health psychologists, nutritionists and exercise physiologists as needed.

Our team diagnoses, monitors and manages all types of heart disease. We’re ranked among the nation’s top heart hospitals. In a heart emergency, you can be confident you’ll get the best possible care with us.

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Innovative treatments

At UW Health, we provide a full range of services for conditions affecting your heart and circulatory system. Here, you’ll find expert preventive care, advanced diagnostic tests and innovative treatments.

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Patient stories

Hear directly from UW Health heart care patients

Our patients are our priority. Learn more about heart care diagnosis and treatment at UW Health from those that have been there.

Through treatment and beyond, UW Health is here for you

At the age of 38, Joe had a heart attack. He had emergency treatment at UW Health. That treatment and the support he received through our cardiac rehabilitation program gave him a new lease on life.

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