University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Distinctive Clinical Programs

Nationally recognized advanced heart care

A leader in preventive cardiology

Founded in 1964, our preventive cardiology program was the first of its kind at a U.S. academic medical center and remains a national leader today. We round out traditional clinical services with state-of-the-art exercise facilities, nutritional counseling, and screening for subclinical atherosclerosis.

The UW Health Advanced Hypertension Clinic is one of only 25 comprehensive centers certified by the American Heart Association, and our cardiac and peripheral arterial disease rehabilitation programs have been nationally recognized for innovation and effectiveness. We also are the anchor of the UW Health Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention Program, a unique collaboration with our Inherited Arrhythmias Clinic and Heart Failure and Transplant Programs.

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Preventive cardiology physicians in clinic

Unique specialty care for inherited arrhythmias

The UW Health Inherited Arrhythmias Clinic brings together expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of primary arrhythmia diseases and many familial forms of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies. Adult and pediatric cardiology faculty work together in this unique specialty program.

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Preventive cardiology physicians in clinic

A multidisciplinary STEMI program with exceptional outcomes

Nationally recognized for exceptional, evidence-based patient outcomes, our ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) program uses helicopter transport and onboard emergency physicians to reach a broad urban and rural population. This program is also closely linked to our clinical cardiovascular regenerative medicine program, in which internationally renowned investigators conduct early- and late-stage cell-based and gene therapy trials for patients who have had recent or advanced MIs.

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Physicians in cath lab

Internationally recognized for heart failure care and transplantation

The UW Health Heart Failure and Heart Transplant programs are known worldwide for innovation and excellence. State-of-the-art interventions include ventricular assist device implantation by lateral thoracotomy, total artificial heart implantation, and circulatory death donation for heart transplant. Our faculty also lead nationally known clinical research in stem-cell therapy, vagal nerve stimulation and drug discovery for heart failure treatment.

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Physician and patient with stethoscope

Centralized Care for Fainting Spells and Falls

At the multidisciplinary UW Health Faint and Fall Clinic, our faculty provide timely evaluation and management of patients with unexplained fainting spells or falls, collaborating in real time as needed with neurology and geriatrics colleagues.