cardiovascular newsletters

overview

Cardiovascular News & Views is a newsletter that showcases Aurora Health Care’s procedures and physicians, our innovations and expertise, and our focus on excellent patient care. 

Cardiac specialists share information on new therapies, procedures and technologies. The newsletter also provides information about Aurora’s cutting-edge research and groundbreaking use of technology. Stories illustrate care and commitment that is both personal and professional. 

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issues

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

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

  • 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

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