Last week was a historical milestone for the structural heart program at the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin and Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital. On April 13th, a team led by Dr. Cherian Varghese and Dr. Zenoun Abouzelam completed the area’s first transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.
Deer hunting season in Wisconsin is a Fall tradition that ranks right up there with football and pumpkin pie. Head to any Packer game at Lambeau Field in November and you’ll see as many people decked out in blaze orange and camouflage as you will in green and gold. This year alone, the Wisconsin DNR anticipates more than 600,000 hunters will take to the woods during the nine-day gun hunt season from November 20-28 – with even more participating in this year’s bow and muzzleloader seasons.
Hunters up here mean serious business when they get in the woods, too. The Wisconsin DNR expects hunters to spend upwards of $2.1 billion in retail sales to get ready for the latest season. From new cold-weather gear to the latest trail cams, deer stands, and everything in-between, you can be sure hunters in Wisconsin will be heading into the woods fully-prepared this year.
That said, as you start prepping your gear and planning your hunts, there’s one preparation that you can’t afford to overlook: your heart health.
The Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin has partnered with Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin to provide greater cardiac care to the Fox Valley.
Starting in September of this year, HVI physicians began seeing cardiology patients at Ascension clinics in the Fox Valley area, with plans to expand to Ascension Mercy Hospital and Oshkosh-area clinics in January 2022.
The Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin is excited to announce the addition of five new care providers to our growing team – Dr. Agei Enoh, Dr. Ben Ciske, and Dr. Thomas Wilson, along with Hillary Briedel, APNP and Laura Butch, APNP.
As the largest cardiology practice in northeast Wisconsin, Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin now has 15 physicians and 10 Advance Practice Providers on staff.
If you have Medicare or Medicare supplemental insurance and are a patient at the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin, you may eligible for our new chronic care management program with ChronicCareIQ.
This information is current as of January 1, 2022.
COVID-19 Policies for Patients and Employees
To help do our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19, the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin has implemented several health and safety policies for both patients and employees. These rules will go into effect immediately and will remain in place until further notice.
Breakfast has always been considered the most important meal of the day. That said, Americans only have time to eat breakfast 3 times per week on average, with many skipping it altogether. This is especially alarming for cardiologists to hear, as previous studies have shown a link between skipping breakfast and increased chances of cardiovascular diseases.