RED WING, Minn. — Jeremy Thaden, M.D., a cardiologist, recently joined the medical staff at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. With Dr. Thaden on staff, the medical center now has two cardiologists offering heart care from preventive screenings to ongoing care for heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation, heart failure, coronary artery disease and heart valve disease.
Dr. Thaden has a special interest in structural heart imaging. “This is a rapidly evolving field that involves performing transesophageal echocardiography (a test that uses ultrasound to make detailed pictures of your heart and arteries) to guide minimally invasive heart procedures like heart valve replacement and repair,” says Dr. Thaden. “This frequently involves 3D echocardiography, and we in Rochester are one of a small number of centers in the world that have started using echocardiography-fluoroscopy fusion imaging, which combines real time ultrasound and X-ray images of the heart to guide these procedures.”
Dr. Thaden and Tyler Peterson, M.D., cardiologist in Red Wing, have a close connection with and dedicated time to work alongside cardiologists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Dr. Thaden obtained his medical doctor degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and has an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He also completed Internal Medicine residency at Brown Alpert Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island. He recently completed additional training in Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Echocardiography at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Dr. Thaden says he has always been fascinated by science. “Medicine combines my love of science with the ability to make a difference and help people. I like that cardiology offers a variety of tools to make diagnoses and provide therapy such as stress testing, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, heart surgery and more. As cardiologists, we have an opportunity to make an immediate impact when patients are acutely ill but we also make many longitudinal relationships with patients suffering from chronic heart conditions.”
Dr. Thaden says he’s excited to expand access to high-quality and convenient cardiology services in Red Wing. He’s also familiar with the community through his wife, Mansi Kanuga, M.D., who works in Internal Medicine and specializes in Allergy and Immunology.
Dr. Thaden and Dr. Kanuga have two children, Milo (3) and Maya (1). Their hobbies include spending time outdoors, bike riding, swimming and traveling.