Spring Into Better Heart Health

Spring is finally here! The snow is all but melted, the grass is turning green, and the cold temperatures are starting to become a thing of the past. It also means more opportunities to get outside, get active, and spring into healthier habits. If you’ve spent a little too much time as a couch potato […]

Know Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.

Hunters: Make Sure Your Heart is Healthy Before Heading into the Woods this Season

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 […]

Getting Started with Chronic Care Management: Learn More and Sign Up Today

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.

Intermittent Fasting Isn’t Just for Weight Loss, It Also Helps Your Heart

Have you heard your doctor mention the words “intermittent fasting” before? Maybe you’ve read about it online. Today, more and more people are turning to intermittent fasting — not eating, or limiting their food intake, for a period of time — as a way to lose weight. However, in addition to its weight loss benefits, […]

Happy Earth Day! Here’s Why it Matters for Heart Disease

Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.

What You Should Know About Coronavirus in Wisconsin

Updated March 28th – Updated the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wisconsin and changed risk level. As of March 28th, COVID is a serious threat in the state if Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Governor Tony Evers have declared a public health emergency in the state of Wisconsin. So far, […]

How Much Exercise is Too Much Exercise for Your Heart?

While there’s no denying that the benefits of aerobic exercise far outweigh the risks for cardiac patients, a new report from the American Heart Association shows that some types of exercise might actually be detrimental to your long-term health. One example cited by researchers is when people participate in extreme endurance events like marathon and […]

Is a Calcium Score Test Right for You?

If you have a moderate risk for heart disease, you might have heard your doctor mention a test called a coronary calcium scan. Coronary calcium scans are a helpful, non-invasive diagnostic test that help today’s cardiologists determine the amount of calcium build-up a patient has in their arteries. Over time, plaque can slowly develop in […]

How Your Quality of Sleep Impacts Your Diet and Heart Health

If you aren’t getting quality sleep each night, you’re doing more than just missing out on a few hours of rest. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, poor sleep quality in women was linked with greater food intake and lower-quality diet. These findings overlap with previous studies […]

Don’t Ignore These Hidden Heart Attack Warning Signs for Women

If someone were having a heart attack near you, what are some of the red flags you would look for? Truth is, when most people hear the words “heart attack”, they picture someone grasping their chest, having trouble breathing, and needing to sit or lie down.

The Link Between Your Mental and Cardiovascular Health

There’s an old saying that some people think with their hearts, while other people think with their minds. Those who think with their hearts think emotionally, of course, while those who think with their minds think analytically. It makes the two seem like polar opposites, when in reality they’re very much related. When you think […]