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Cardiovascular Medicine

Invasive and Interventional Cardiology

The Medical College of Wisconsin Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology offers state-of-the art diagnostic and minimally invasive treatment options for patients with a variety of heart conditions including: acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and congenital heart disease. 

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About Us

Our physicians participate collaboratively with colleagues in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine, Radiology, and Cardiac Anesthesia to determine the best therapeutic option for each patient. Our physicians perform over 2,000 procedures annually in the Froedtert Hospital cardiac catheterization laboratory and are actively engaged in research, education, and health care leadership. Our physicians have been recognized for their excellence locally (Top Doctors in Milwaukee) and nationally (Best Doctors in America) and hold leadership positions in various national organizations (e.g., American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology). 

Research Studies and Clinical Trials

The MCW Interventional Cardiology section conduct and participate in local and national research studies and clinical trials related to coronary artery disease, cardiogenic shock, arrhythmia, and structural heart disease. Actively recruiting clinical trials include:

  • EARLY TAVR
  • TAVR UNLOAD
  • REPRISE IV
  • REDUCE LAP-HF
  • NCSI Shock Registry

If you are interested in participating in a trial, or referring a patient for one, please call (414) 955-6777.

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

In addition to being actively involved in teaching MCW medical students, residents and fellows the MCW Interventional Cardiology section also offers a one-year ACGME-certified interventional cardiology fellowship training program. Additional information can be found on the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship web page.


Patient Education

Interventional Cardiology: Questions and Answers with Dr. Jorge Saucedo

Meet Our Team

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Jorge Saucedo, MD, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Director, Heart and Vascular Services

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Panayotis Fasseas, MD, FACC

Associate Professor

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David S. Marks, MD, MBA

Director of Cardiovascular Clinical Trials

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Peter Mason, MD, MPH, RPVI

Associate Professor

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Russell C. Dabrowski, MD

Assistant Professor

Comprehensive Treatment Options

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Procedures conducted in the cardiac catheterization laboratory to assist in diagnosis include:
  • Right and left heart catheterization
  • Ventriculography
  • Coronary and peripheral angiography
  • Coronary physiology assessment
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Intracardiac and intravascular ultrasound

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Procedures conducted in the catheterization laboratory for management and treatment of heart disease include:
  • Angioplasty and stenting for coronary and/or peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Plaque removal with rotational or laser atherectomy
  • Intracoronary physiologic assessment and intracoronary imaging to determine the significance of artery and vein blockages
  • Clot removal with aspiration thrombectomy
  • Intracoronary brachytherapy for treatment of recurrent in-stent narrowing
  • Ventricular assist device insertion
  • Septal ablation to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Closure of periprosthetic valve leaks
  • Nonsurgical closure of atrial septal defects (AS) and patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Insertion of left atrial occluder devices for reducing the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Valvuloplasty for management of aortic, mitral, pulmonic and tricuspid stenosis
  • Transcatheter mitral and aortic valve replacement therapies (TAVR and TMVR)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve edge-to-edge reduction (MitraClip)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty and stent placement to treat coarctation of the aorta

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Contact Us

Referring Physicians Information
To transfer a patient or consult with a specialist: Call the Access Center at (414) 805-4700 or (877) 804-4700.
(For physicians and staff only.)

Nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Patient Information
Please call 1-800-DOCTORS to make an appointment in the Heart & Vascular clinic at Froedtert.
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