Cardiovascular Newsletters

Cardiovascular News & Views

Launched in 2012, Cardiovascular News & Views showcases Aurora Health Care’s innovative medical procedures and techniques, physician and staff expertise, and excellent patient care.

Cardiac specialists provide reviews on emerging therapies, procedures and technologies for medical professionals to consider in their daily practices.

The newsletter also provides information about Aurora’s cutting-edge research, groundbreaking technology use and volumes, demonstrating how Aurora’s cardiac services and staff are first, unique and most experienced.

Please share your interests with us so we can better determine features for future editions.

2014 Issues

Vol. 3, No. 2, October 2014 (PDF, 865 KB)

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Aurora St. Luke’s cardiology, heart surgery program in nation’s top 50
  • SMARTCare grant award: Two Aurora hospitals test clinical software
  • More than a number: Patient receives 600th ventricular assist device – and hope
  • Hybrid operating rooms open with latest technology
  • Connecting the community with cardiac experts – Aurora Health Satellite provides avenue for interaction
  • Clinical trial coverage

Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2014 (PDF, 598 KB)

  • 8-8-800: Patient undergoes 800th transplant Aug. 8
  • Researchers study implant for heart failure post-myocardial infarction
  • Researchers study use of bone marrow cells to treat subjects with critical limb ischemia
  • Researchers evaluate implantable electrical stimulation device to treat chronic heart failure
  • Aurora offers cardiac PET imaging
  • Transcatheter therapies at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Recent publications
  • Aurora St. Luke’s celebrates milestone

2013 Issues

Vol. 2, No. 3, November 2013 (PDF, 4,570 KB)

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Aurora St. Luke’s cardiology, heart surgery program in nation’s top 50
  • Advanced heart failure specialist leads Aurora’s heart transplant, ventricular assist device program
  • Number of heart transplants surpasses 800 mark with three in 36 hours at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • A heartbeat away from tragedy: Uncovering a hidden heart issue helped Aurora patient stay on healthy plan
  • Researchers test safety, effectiveness of heart failure management system

Vol. 2, No. 2, July 2013 (PDF, 2,448 KB)

  • Aurora launches sudden cardiac death prevention center
  • Researchers study alternative option for coronary heart disease treatment
  • SURTAVI open to intermediate surgical risk study participants
  • Third time’s the charm for cardiac bypass patient: California man finds Aurora researcher after running out of options back home

Vol. 2, No. 1, March 2013 (PDF, 3,027 KB)

  • Aurora specialists study alternative approach to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Electrophysiologist, heart failure specialist join Aurora’ cardiology staff
  • Aurora cardiac teams test safety, efficacy of laser atherectomy, drug-eluting balloon angioplasty
  • For high-quality heart care, ‘snowbird’ flies home to Aurora St. Luke’s
  • Aurora authors highlight imaging modality for evaluation of left atrial mechanics

2012 Issues

Vol. 1, No. 3, 2012: October 2012 (PDF, 1,337 KB)

  • U.S. News ranks Aurora St. Luke’s cardiac program in nation’s top 50
  • Model for care: Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic provides multidisciplinary approach to practical, comprehensive patient management
  • Aurora surgeon, transplant cardiologist use total artificial heart as bridge to transplant
  • Aurora cardiac team tests safety, effectiveness of bilateral renal denervation in patients with uncontrolled hypertension
  • Aurora Health Care cardiologists study stem cell therapies for chronic myocardial ischemia, STEMI
  • Recent publications: Aurora Cardiovascular Services physicians have long history of publishing cutting-edge articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
  • Supplement (PDF, 522 KB): Giving, receiving care: Patient benefits from pulmonary hypertension treatment options, shares story as nurse

Vol. 1, No. 2, 2012: June 2012 (PDF, 1,391 KB)

  • Aurora cardiac team among first in nation to use hybrid procedure for complex atrial fibrillation cases
  • Q&A: Understanding cardiovascular aging through NIH-funded research
  • Aurora team performs first endovascular repair of juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm in Wisconsin
  • Transcatheter therapies for both aortic and mitral valve diseases are available in Wisconsin only at Aurora St. Luke’s
  • Article by Aurora cardiologists provides critical review, new criteria for diagnosis of LVNC

Vol. 1, No. 1, 2012: inaugural issue (PDF, 3,748 KB)

  • Aurora Cardiovascular Services welcomes new president, recognizes former president
  • First transcatheter aortic valve replacement in Wisconsin is performed at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • A Three-Dimensional Journey Into the Heart: Physician provides inside look at electroanatomical navigation system
  • Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center’s 24/7 STEMI program reduces door-to-balloon times