Emergency Care: If you believe you are in need of immediate emergency care, dial 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency department. Meriter’s Emergency Department is located at 202 S. Park Street in Madison.
Region's Most Comprehensive Care
Meriter Heart & Vascular, comprised of Meriter Wisconsin Heart and the Heart & Vascular Hospital, offers the region’s most comprehensive, “head-to-toe” cardiovascular care. We have top board-certified specialists in all areas of cardiovascular medicine including cardiothoracic surgery, general cardiology, echocardiography, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and some of the most highly trained technologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants around. This combination allows us to offer a full spectrum of cardiovascular services, from prevention up to the most advanced interventions and devices. All of this is offered to our patients in a warm, caring environment.
At Meriter Heart & Vascular, we understand that the heart cannot be treated in isolation. That is why our patient care teams use wellness and prevention strategies to care for the whole person.
If You Need Us, See Us - Quickly
Heart disease is serious business. You should not have to wait weeks to see a cardiac specialist. That is why we offer patients the opportunity to be evaluated within two days, or sooner if a problem is urgent.
If you live outside of Madison, we work with your local physician to bring our world-class cardiovascular care close to home in communities throughout south-central Wisconsin.
When Emergencies Occur
We hope it never happens to you, but if a cardiac or vascular emergency occurs we will be there for you in our state-of-the-art Heart & Vascular Hospital. Located on the top two floors of Meriter Hospital, it’s Madison’s only “heart hospital within a hospital”. At a moment’s notice, we are there for patients in the emergency room, in the hospital or for patients to be transferred from area hospitals.
More Madison "Firsts"
Our board-certified cardiologists and surgeons have been recognized as the "Best in Madison" and distinguished by other physicians as some of the "Best Cardiovascular Surgeons in the Nation."
Our specialists have been involved in more "Madison firsts" in cardiology, including the area's first:
Heart & Vascular hospital within a hospital
Subcutaneous ICD in Wisconsin
Enhanced external counter pulsation (EECP) therapy for cardiac patients
Accedited Chest Pain Center in Wisconsin - just the 30th in the United States
Cardiac intensive care unit (ICU)
Biventricular pacemaker implantation for the treatment of heart failure
Percutaneous carotid stenting
Endovascular repair of a leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in the Midwest
Laparoscopic lower extremity bypass surgery
Leading-edge treatments for atrial fibrilation, including catheter ablation and cryoballoon ablation
The first-ever city-wide Vascular and Electrophysiology meeting, which bring specialists together to discuss topics in these disciplines
Coronary artery bypass surgery
Ultrafibrilation for patients with congestive heart failure
Bloodless medicine and surgery program
We continue to lead the way in cardiovascular care with groundbreaking clinical research.
Meriter-UnityPoint Health consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry®-GWTGTM for eight consecutive quarters in ACTION Registry-GWTG Premier and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this 2014 award.