Center for Electrical Therapy of Heart Failure

A Leader in Cardiac Surgery in Eastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois

The Center for Electrical Therapy of Heart Failure at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center provides comprehensive care for patients with symptomatic heart failure that have pacemakers and defibrillators, particularly biventricular/cardiac resynchronization devices.

Patients with this condition describe:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired
  • Leg swelling or fluid retention
  • May experience abnormal heart rhythms
  • Stroke or even death if not optimally treated

In some, these symptoms may not improve adequately after device implant alone.

Such patients need:

  • Cardiac evaluation
  • Blood work
  • Imaging and device reprogramming to improve their symptoms

Usually this requires multiple doctors and doctor visits, which is inconvenient and can give rise to conflicting treatment decisions that confuse patients.

What Makes Our Center Unique?

Our center streamlines care and avoids the need for multiple office visits. We organize a multidisciplinary team of Aurora physicians who specialize in tailoring treatment for each patient at the time of a single visit. The Center for Electrical Therapy of Heart Failure aims to deliver the best care possible by bringing experts together to discuss all the issues and to formulate treatment guided by:

  • Medical research
  • Literature
  • Evidence in a manner that is convenient and comfortable for patients

The Center for Electrical Therapy of Heart Failure benefits patients by educating them about heart failure and optimizing treatment through their pacemakers or defibrillators. The end result is that patients:

  • Feel better
  • Return to their regular activity
  • Stay out of the hospital
  • Live longer, while spending less time in the doctor's office.

Location and Contact Information

To learn more about our services, please contact us:

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Parkway
Suite 777
Milwaukee, WI 53215
414-649-3390