Heart disease refers to the conditions that affect your heart and the blood vessels connected to it. Sometimes this group of conditions is also called cardiovascular disease, with vascular referring to blood vessels.
At Aurora Health Care, we offer minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat all stages of heart disease. We can help you care for your heart, whether or not you have experienced serious effects from heart disease.
People may experience a single type of heart disease or several at the same time. Learn more about the common types:
Hypertension and several other types of heart disease cause no symptoms. That makes heart disease challenging to identify and makes regular checkups an important part of care. A heart expert can talk with you about your risks and symptoms.
Symptoms vary by heart disease type and can include:
Heart disease can affect anyone, but it is more likely to develop as people age. The risk is greater in people who:
Your doctor will discuss the causes of heart disease that are most likely to affect you. We’ll also help you understand how you can reduce your risk.
Heart disease can have many causes, depending on which type is present. It’s important to have an accurate diagnosis, so that you receive the right treatment.
To identify the specific type of heart disease and its progress, we may use tools and tests such as:
Learn more about heart and vascular diagnosis and testing at Aurora.
If you’re diagnosed with heart disease, your doctor will work with you on a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Treatment will vary, depending on the cause of the heart disease – but know that we’re committed to offering the best care to help you stay well.
Our team includes some of Wisconsin’s leading experts in cardiovascular procedures. We may recommend treatments, such as:
Learn more about interventional cardiology.
Cardiac rehabilitation benefits many people who have heart disease.
If your doctor recommends cardiac rehab for you, rest assured that we offer the largest cardiac rehab program in Wisconsin.
With 14 locations, you can get your heart in shape right in your community. Learn more about cardiac rehabilitation.