Heart Disease Treatment

Stefano Schena, MD, PhD, cardiothoracic surgeon, describes the different types of heart disease treated by the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Dr. Schena also notes the benefits of seeking care from the Froedtert & MCW heart and vascular team. 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Here to talk about heart and vascular conditions and treatment options is Dr. Stefano Schena, cardiothoracic surgeon, from the nationally recognized Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin heart team.

What are the heart conditions your team treats?

We treat the entire gamut of the cardiovascular conditions from common to uncommon. This includes severe coronary artery disease, valvular disease, aortic and peripheral disease, heart failure, and arrhythmia — particularly atrial fibrillation (AFib).

What are the treatment options your team offers?

Our team offers options in a multidisciplinary fashion, so that includes diagnostic monitoring with follow-up of patients, medical treatment, advanced surgical treatment — including minimally invasive procedures and robotic procedures.

Why should someone choose the Froedtert & MCW heart and vascular team for their care?

We are part of the only eastern Wisconsin academic health network that favors multidisciplinary approach performed by highly qualified cardiovascular professionals. We also offer advanced treatment including clinical trials and procedures that might not be immediately available in the region. We also favor and promote second opinions. Doctor, thank you so much for being here today.

Find a doctor who's right for you by visiting froedtert.com/heart.

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