Treatments and Procedures

Treating Cardiovascular Diseases in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois

Cardiovascular treatments and procedures vary from person to person, depending on the type and severity of your condition, your age and health history.

To treat some types of cardiovascular disease in their early stages, doctors often recommend you follow the same lifestyle guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention. That is, achieve a healthy shape and weight, eat a healthy diet, get sufficient exercise and quit smoking.

When lifestyle changes alone cannot accomplish the desired results, your doctor may also prescribe medications. Common medications include ACE-inhibitors, beta-blockers, blood thinners, diuretics, statins and anti-arrhythmias. 

Generally, more complicated cardiovascular conditions require more technically advanced treatments and procedures. Aurora offers interventional and non-interventional procedures, implantable devices, cardiovascular surgery and other procedures to treat complex cardiovascular disorders.

Aurora Health Care offers you comprehensive cardiovascular care, including a cath lab for diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease, at the following hospitals:

Aurora BayCare Medical Center
Aurora Medical Center in Grafton
Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh
Aurora Medical Center in Summit
Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington
Aurora Sheboygan Medical Center
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
Aurora St Luke’s Medical Center

The Aurora Health Care system performs a high volume of all types of cardiovascular treatments and procedures. High volume leads to greater expertise and better outcomes. Learn more about the following treatments and procedures we routinely—and expertly—perform:

Angioplasty, catheterization, & stenting
Aortic repair surgery
Atherosclerosis endarterectomy
Biventricular pacemaker
Bypass surgery for atherosclerosis/PAD/PVD
Cardiac implant closure devices
Cardiac rehabilitation
Cardiovascular & thoracic surgery
Carotid artery aneurysm surgery
Carotid endarterectomy
Catheter ablation
Convergence procedure 
Coronary artery bypass grafting
Device therapy for patients with heart failure 
Electrocardiograph tests
Endoscopic lead placement for defibrillator or pacemaker 
Endovascular grafting
Heart surgery
Heart transplant
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Intravascular ultrasound 
Invasive testing 
Lead extraction
Left atrial appendage closure device
Limb salvage surgery
Minimally invasive heart surgery
Myocardial biopsy 
Non-invasive testing for vascular disease
Nuclear imaging 
Pacemaker implant 
Pulmonary vein isolation ablation
Radiographic tests
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Ultrasound tests
Vascular & endovascular surgery
Valve surgery
Vein ligation and stripping
Vena cava filters
Ventricular assist device