Mayo Clinic cardiology practices in La Crosse and Eau Claire collaborate when patients need cardiac surgery that cannot be performed locally. This means easy access to experienced heart surgeons and smooth transitions of care.
Heart disease continues to be the number one health problem in the U.S. It’s reassuring to know that Mayo Clinic heart specialists are in your community, ready to provide the most advanced testing, diagnosis and treatment for your heart.
An integrated practice where collaboration is constant
Mayo Clinic heart care means an extensive network of cardiologists and research colleagues—all Mayo Clinic fellows and part of a large integrated practice—working together. Surgeons, interventional radiologists and cardiologists meet regularly as a group to review diagnoses and treatment plans. As a heart patient, you can expect collaboration with top specialists, even without referral.
Different specialties also collaborate for better results. The multidisciplinary Vascular Medicine Clinic, for example. It is a complete diagnostic and treatment program for people with peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Lowering risk: a more effective approach
The Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation isn’t limited to responding after a cardiac event. Here, patients with known heart disease or at high risk receive care much earlier. With close guidance, the right follow-up, monitoring and medication, there is less need for surgical intervention. Patients are healthier. Primary care doctors are also in the loop, making outcomes even better.
This effort is supported by a preventive services team, the Lipid Clinic and initiatives such as the Heart Failure Clinic, which earned the designation “High-Performing” by U.S. News & World Report in 2017 for our success caring for this high-risk population.
Research also supports our approach. Focused on minimizing risk factors for high-risk patients, it includes heart rhythm tele-monitoring for chronic heart failure patients using a device developed by a Rochester cardiologist.
Hours: Cardiology hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
In La Crosse:
Second floor of the La Crosse campus clinic (Skemp Building), 700 West Ave. South.
Patients reporting for procedures should report to Desk 2A on the second floor of the Hospital Building.