Heart and Vascular Center
The Academic Medical Center AdvantageTogether, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin form one of the top academic medical centers in the country. There are many advantages to choosing care at the Heart and Vascular Center, where Medical College of Wisconsin physicians:
- Specialize in diagnosing and treating heart and vascular disease using the latest techniques and technology
- Have the expertise to teach the next generation of heart and vascular specialists
- Conduct research to find new ways to detect and treat heart and vascular disease
Team CollaborationOur expert heart and vascular specialists collaborate regularly to ensure that patients receive comprehensive, integrated and high-quality care — all in one location. Team physicians work alongside nurses, physician assistants, cardiovascular technicians, dietitians, therapists, lab technologists and other team members to deliver the highest level of care.
Together, team specialists plan care, perform procedures and monitor patient progress. For example, specialists in Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Radiology may collaborate to treat a patient with aortic disease without surgery.
Vascular surgeons often collaborate with vascular and interventional radiologists who perform many specialized interventional procedures such as angioplasty and stent placement.
Quality To continually improve outcomes for heart attack patients, Froedtert Hospital follows specific guidelines from The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These guidelines cover many aspects of care, from giving certain drugs to counseling patients on quitting smoking. Our quality report for heart attack care is available on the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality Web site at wchq.org. Froedtert is proud to consistently rank among the top healthcare organizations for heart attack care.
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Heart and Vascular Center was awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission for their Adult Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Destination Therapy Program. Froedtert & The Medical College have one of the fastest growing advanced heart failure and VAD programs in the nation.
Nationally Recognized ExpertiseFroedtert Hospital is recognized in a total of 12 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 “Best Hospitals” list, including cardiology and heart surgery. Froedtert Hospital is ranked #1 in metropolitan Milwaukee and #2 in Wisconsin, and is among the nation's top 50 hospitals in four specialties.
Many Medical College of Wisconsin physicians in the Heart and Vascular Center are listed among the 2013 “Best Doctors® in America,” considered one of the more prestigious and credible tools available to consumers for selecting a doctor.
Date: April 19, 2012
|Medical Reviewer: ||David Rutlen, MD|
|Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiologist|
|Vice Chair, Ambulatory Services|
|Director, Heart and Vascular Center|
Last Review Date: May 8, 2012
Online Editor(s): Shannon Krause