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Your guide to navigating heart conditions.

Each condition is unique.

Each year, ThedaCare Cardiovascular Care treats a variety of heart conditions in more than 25,000 heart patients throughout northeast and central Wisconsin.  While it is important to understand you or your family member’s heart condition, it is also important to understand that each condition is unique.

ThedaCare Cardiovascular Care team is dedicated to providing you with quality heart care for your individual condition ensuring an excellent experience for you and your loved ones.


Described as an abnormal heart rate or rhythm, arrythmias are caused by changes to your heart’s electrical impulses.

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

A tissue deficiency or hole in the septum separating the atria, causing oxygen-rich blood from the left atrium to flow into the right atrium instead of flowing to the left ventricle as it should.


Referring to diseases of the heart muscle, cardiomyopathy results in the heart’s inability to pump blood well.

Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects are a type of birth defect that affect the normal way the heart works. There are many types and severities of congenital heart defects.

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) affects the heart’s major blood vessels and is caused by the buildup of plaque inside the arteries.


A ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a very serious heart attack. The ST segment can be seen on an EKG. STEMI is a life threatening medical emergency.

Heart Attack

Caused by blocked or narrowed arteries, heart attacks occur when blood cannot flow to your heart.

Heart Disease

Describing a wide range of conditions that affect the heart, heart disease is often impacted by lifestyle choices.

Heart Failure

Heart failure is a chronic heart condition resulting from the heart muscle’s inability to pump blood effectively.

Peripheral Artery Disease

A common circulatory condition, peripheral artery disease is caused by the narrowing of arteries, resulting in reduced blood flow to the body’s arms and legs.

Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)

A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a small opening between the two upper chambers of the heart. This opening is present in every human fetus and allows the lungs to work in utero. When a baby takes their first breath, the PFO closes in the vast majority of people. In some cases, the PFO remains open and can become problematic.

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