Diagnostics and Treatment
Personalized Approach Means Best Possible Treatment
Full range of care, starting right at St. Joseph’s Hospital is your first stop for all the services you need for diagnosing and treating heart and vascular disorders. For conditions such as heart attack, coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart valve disorders, cardiomyopathy, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure or irregular heartbeat, our physicians provide a full range of care.
To determine the optimal treatment for each individual, cardiologists and vascular surgeons evaluate patients by listening to their history, performing a complete physical examination and ordering cardiac diagnostic testing based on results of the examination.
State-of-the-art Diagnostic Testing
Most heart and vascular tests are provided right at St. Joseph’s – close and convenient to home. Testing is conducted by heart and vascular experts using state-of-the art technology.
Testing services available at St. Joseph’s include:
Other Locations for Diagnostic Testing
St. Joseph's Health Center
Some diagnostic procedures are performed in the health center, such as echocardiograms, EKGs, memory loop recorders and device checks for pacemakers and defibrillators. The clinic building is connected to the hospital.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin specialized diagnostic procedures, like cardiac catheterization and cardiac MRI, are provided at Froedtert Hospital. Learn more about cardiac diagnostic tests and vascular studies in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Library.
Full Spectrum of Treatment Options
Many treatments are provided close to home at St. Joseph’s. This includes care that requires an inpatient stay since heart and vascular specialists such as the cardiologists from the St. Joseph's Health Center in West Bend have admitting privileges at the hospital.
Treatments Available at St. Joseph’s Hospital
- Cardioversions, to correct abnormally fast heart rhythms
- Pacemaker implants, to provide a reliable heartbeat when the heart's own rhythm is too fast, too slow, or irregular
- Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs), send out electrical impulses to restore heart rhythm back to normal
- Medical management, controlling heart and vascular disease symptoms through medications
Treatments Available at Froedtert Hospital
The Heart and Vascular Center at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin provides a complete range of specialized services to treat heart and vascular disease. Some of those include: