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Advancements in Cardiovascular Care

Giving you the best care starts by continually improving what we do. Keep up on our latest advancements in cardiovascular care.

Advancements inCardiovascular Care

Cardiovascular Newsletters

2019 Issues
  • Advocate Aurora Health mourns Masood Akhtar, Aurora Cardiovascular Services' first leader
  • PCI takes a step forward with robot-assisted procedure
  • Comprehensive pediatric cardiology services provided throughout Aurora system
  • Structural Heart program offers varied treatment options for valve dysfunction
  • Heart scans offer inexpensive look at heart health for those without symptoms
  • Aurora offers new, minimally invasive coronary artery assessment
  • First Colton Scholar applies machine learning programming skills to disease classification
  • Nasir Sulemanjee, MD, named director of Center for Advanced Heart Failure Therapies
2018 Issues
  • Aurora St. Luke’s at cutting edge of electrical therapy for heart failure
  • Aurora opens peripheral artery disease rehabilitation program with sites throughout eastern Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Heart Failure Symposium focuses on innovative treatments
  • Heart disease in women featured topic of grand rounds
  • Aurora St. Luke’s team implants 100th CardioMEMs device
  • Fellow-in-training receives echo society honor
  • Aurora TAVR program third highest enroller in trial
  • In the Spotlight: Center for Advanced Atrial Fibrillation Therapies
  • Aurora Research Institute gives researchers more than $170,000 for cardiovascular investigations
  • Aurora St. Luke’s cardiology, heart surgery programs nationally ranked
  • Aurora treats first patient in transcatheter mitral valve replacement trial
  • Center for Advanced Heart Failure Therapies implants 800th VAD
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship program trains next generation
  • Dr. Richard Carballo named medical director for vascular care
  • Aurora takes part in left atrial appendage occluder device study
2017 Issues
  • Aurora physician researchers studying causes of POTS
  • CardioMEMS implantable monitor results in fewer hospitalizations for heart failure patients
  • $1 million gift will fund cardiovascular disease research position
  • Aurora celebrates 1,000th TAVR procedure, 500th robot-assisted surgery
  • Aurora first in state to offer enhanced external counterpulsation for angina treatment
  • Kenosha Medical Center performs 100 procedures in new interventional lab in 3 months
  • New approach seeks earlier diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, heart failure
2016 Issues
  • PCI for chronic total occlusions offers path for restoring blood flow
  • Aurora trials ‘off-the-shelf’ stent grafts to treat juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Pilot program brings innovative cardiac care to people with cancer
  • Cutting-edge technology furthers research into ending heart failure progression
  • Aurora Cardiovascular service line welcomes co-vice presidents
  • Aurora Medical Center in Grafton home to thoracic robot-assisted surgery
  • Heart patients benefit from 4D cardiac ultrasound
  • Cardiac care for cancer patients enhances
  • Dr. Jagat Narula to speak at Milwaukee Heart Failure Symposium
  • CIRCA researchers delve into links between restless legs syndrome, cardiovascular outcomes
  • Discovery Lab a home for innovation, research
2015 Issues
  • Lectureship in honor of Dr. Akhtar
  • Donor support for cardiac research
  • Stroke risk in heart failure patients with VADs
  • New use of stem cells in heart failure patients
  • Hybrid aortic work at Aurora St. Luke's
2014 Issues
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 3 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
  • 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
  • Aurora specialists study alternative approach to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Electrophysiologist, heart failure specialist join Aurora’s 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
  • U.S. News & World Report 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
  • 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
  • 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

Annual Reports

Health care is constantly evolving — and so are we. Discover how we’re driving innovation in cardiac care.

Annual Report, 2016 [PDF]


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