Research is important to patient care as discoveries lead to new treatments, prevention care and cures for stroke (vascular disease of the brain), high blood pressure, heart attack, congestive heart failure and other diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Heart and vascular patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of new treatment techniques, medications and devices.
Our heart and vascular physicians, including interventional radiologists, are participating in significant local and national clinical research trials. We offer clinical trials in such areas as:
- Structural heart disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Carotid artery disease
- Cardiovascular imaging
- Valvular heart disease
- Heart failure
- Angiogenesis (development of new heart tissue)
- Adult congenital heart disease
Chicago Man Benefits From Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Dr. Robert Boxer had a history of heart problems, including a leaky heart valve. He traveled from the Chicago area to seek out the expertise of Dr. Michael Salinger, who repaired the valve. Dr. Boxer was home for dinner the following evening.
Inspired by Her Care, This Patient Became a Nurse
When Nicole collapsed from an undetected heart condition, our vascular surgeons had to amputate her legs because of her compromised blood flow. With the help of prosthetics, Nicole learned to walk again. Now, Nicole is a nurse at Froedtert Hospital.