MCW Arrhythmia Program
Expert Care for Irregular Heart Rhythms
A team of physicians from multiple specialty areas care for arrhythmia patients at The Medical College of Wisconsin. The multidisciplinary team includes board-certified electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons and other heart and vascular specialists. Their combined skills and experience make it possible to successfully treat even the most complex cases of arrhythmia. These cases might include patients who have complicated conditions with multiple diagnoses.
MCW Electrophysiology Physicians:
MCW Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioners:
Complete Diagnostic Capabilities
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Heart and Vascular Center offers the full spectrum of state-of-the-art diagnostic tests, including electrophysiology studies, cardiac MRI, genetic testing, event monitors and tilt table tests.
The Medical College of Wisconsin also offers specialized protocols for performing MRI scans on patients with both MRI-compatible as well as the older, non-MRI compatible ICDs and pacemakers. Call 414-777-1690 to order or schedule an MRI scan.
Comprehensive Treatment Options
The most advanced and effective treatment options are available through the Arrhythmia Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, including:
Catheter ablation and cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation
Pacemaker, Cardiac revascularization therapy (CRT), Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), Implantable loop recorder (ILR)
Surgical CryoMaze and maze procedures
Click HERE to view an interview with Dr. Berger on the treatment options for atrial fibrillation.
As the region's only academic electrophysiology group, the MCW Arrhythmia Clinic Physicians conduct and participate in local and national research studies and clinical trials related to arrhythmia and other heart and vascular conditions. If you are interested in participating in a trial, or referring a patient for one, please call 414-955-6777.
Actively Recruiting Electrophysiology Trials:
MagnaSafe: Determining the Risks of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Presence of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators; NCT00907361
Adenosine AFIB: Validation of the Durability of the Adenosine Effect in Verification of Pulmonary Vein Isolation; NCT01590875
SAMURAI: ImageReady™ MR Conditional Pacing System SAMURAI Clinical Study; NCT01781078
The MCW Electrophysiology group is pleased to announce the initiation of a ACGME-certified electrophysiology fellowship, starting July 2013. More details are available on the EP fellowship webpage.
MCW Ventricular Tachycardia Symposium 2013: This is a one-day symposium on Ventricular Tachycardia, with a focus on catheter (endocardial and epicardial) ablation treatment of VT. It features nationally and internationally recognized experts on these topics. There will also be a hands-on, guided pig-heart dissection with a focus on ablation-related cardiac anatomy.
Expert Care for All Types of Arrhythmia Conditions
For more information, please visit the FH/MCW Arrhythmia Program site.
To transfer an Arrhythmia patient or consult with a specialist: Call the Access Center at 414-805-4700 or 877-804-4700. Nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This number is for physicians and staff only. Patients can call 1-800-DOCTORS to make an appointment in the Arrhythmia clinic.
Patient Education Videos (by the EP physicians):