Nicholas H. Von Bergen, MD  
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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Von Bergen is trained in pediatric cardiac electrophysiology, the study and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms in pediatric patients and in adults with congenital heart disease. He completed his medical degree, residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship at University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA, with some additional training in Ann Arbor, MI. He is board certified in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Von Bergen performs the majority of his procedures at American Family Children's Hospital, but has also traveled to hospitals in Iowa, South Dakota and Nevada, which provides him with one of the higher procedural volumes among pediatric electrophysiologists. He has an interest in the development, adoption and teaching of advanced procedural techniques to improve safety or effectiveness of the procedures he performs. Dr. Von Bergen treats patients who have been diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome or might be at risk for the syndrome.




American Family Children's Hospital
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American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Aspirus Heart and Vascular Institute
(715) 847-2488 | | Map
Aurora Children's Health (Green Bay)
(920) 288-5500 | | Map
SwedishAmerican Heart Institute
(779) 696-8499 | | Map
University Hospital
(608) 890-5700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA

Residency University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA
Medical School University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Robinson JA LaPage MJ Atallah J Webster G Miyake CY Ratnasamy C Ollberding NJ Mohan S Von Bergen NH Johnsrude CL Garnreiter JM Spar DS Czosek RJ Outcomes of Pediatric Patients With Defibrillators Following Initial Presentation With Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol . 2021 Feb;14(2):e008517
[PubMed ID: 33401923]
Von Bergen NH Anagnostopoulos PV Commentary: What is invisible to the eye could be seen through the heart: How advancements to the visualization of the conduction tissue can improve surgical and electrophysiology procedures. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg . 2020 Aug;160(2):500-501
[PubMed ID: 32279964]
Schlueter SM Von Bergen N Wilhelm M Al-Subu AM Second degree heart block following the administration of dexmedetomidine. J Clin Anesth . 2019 Aug;55:103-104
[PubMed ID: 30622043]
Maghrabi K Uzun O Kirsh JA Balaji S Von Bergen NH Sanatani S Cardiovascular Collapse with Intravenous Amiodarone in Children: A Multi-Center Retrospective Cohort Study. Pediatr Cardiol . 2019 Jun;40(5):925-933
[PubMed ID: 30929065]
Von Bergen NH Beshish AG Maginot KR Outpatient intravenous sotalol load to replace 3-day admission oral sotalol load. HeartRhythm Case Rep . 2019 Jul;5(7):382-383
[PubMed ID: 31341782]
Nellis JR Fitch ZW Choi AY Meza JM Spector ZZ Von Bergen NH Torres JE Klapper JA Sauer JS Turek JW A Minimally Invasive Approach for Placing Sew-On Epicardial Leads in the Child. Innovations (Phila) . 2018 Nov Dec;13(6):455-457
[PubMed ID: 30540590]
Kipp RT Boynton JR Field ME Wang JF Bares A Leal MA VON Bergen NH Eckhardt LL Outcomes During Intended Fluoroscopy-free Ablation in Adults and Children. J Innov Card Rhythm Manag . 2018 Sep;9:3305-3311
[PubMed ID: 30568847]
Field ME Laffin JJ Langberg JJ Von Bergen NH Isolated Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in identical twins. HeartRhythm Case Rep . 2018 Apr;4(4):138-140
[PubMed ID: 29755940]
Van Aartsen A Law IH Maldonado JR Von Bergen NH Propagation Mapping Wave Collision Correlates to the Site of Successful Ablation During Voltage Mapping in Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia. J Innov Card Rhythm Manag . 2017 Sep;8(9):2836-2842
[PubMed ID: 32494469]
Papagiannis J Beissel DJ Krause U Cabrera M Telishevska M Seslar S Johnsrude C Anderson C Tisma-Dupanovic S Connelly D Avramidis D Carter C Kornyei L Law I Von Bergen N Janusek J Silva J Rosenthal E Willcox M Kubus P Hessling G Paul T Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease: Outcome After Catheter Ablation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol . 2017 Jul;10(7)
[PubMed ID: 28687669]
Pierick AR Law IH Muldonado JR VON Bergen NH Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia Localization and Procedural Approach using Cryoablation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol . 2017 Jun;40(6):655-660
[PubMed ID: 28097671]
Evans WN Acherman RJ Law IH Von Bergen NH Samson RA Restrepo H Neonatal complex arrhythmias possibly related to a TTN mutation. J Neonatal Perinatal Med . 2017;10(3):343-346
[PubMed ID: 28854511]
Van Ert HA McCune EC Orland KM Maginot KR Von Bergen NH January CT Eckhardt LL Flecainide treats a novel <i>KCNJ2</i> mutation associated with Andersen-Tawil syndrome. HeartRhythm Case Rep . 2017 Feb;3(2):151-154
[PubMed ID: 28491792]
Philip Saul J Kanter RJ WRITING COMMITTEE. Abrams D Asirvatham S Bar-Cohen Y Blaufox AD Cannon B Clark J Dick M Freter A Kertesz NJ Kirsh JA Kugler J LaPage M McGowan FX Miyake CY Nathan A Papagiannis J Paul T Pflaumer A Skanes AC Stevenson WG Von Bergen N Zimmerman F PACES/HRS expert consensus statement on the use of catheter ablation in children and patients with congenital heart disease: Developed in partnership with the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Endorsed by the governing bodies of PACES, HRS, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Association for European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC). Heart Rhythm . 2016 Jun;13(6):e251-89
[PubMed ID: 26899545]
Pillers DA Von Bergen NH Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy: a test case for precision medicine. Appl Clin Genet . 2016;9:27-32
[PubMed ID: 26966385]
Aldoss O Von Bergen N Law I Divekar A Hemodynamic assessment with interventional support should be routine for primary electrophysiology procedures after atrial switch procedure. Congenit Heart Dis . 2015 Mar-Apr;10(2):E83-8
[PubMed ID: 25346415]
Carlson AM Turek JW Law IH Von Bergen NH Pseudo-preexcitation is prevalent among patients with repaired complex congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol . 2015 Jan;36(1):8-13
[PubMed ID: 24996643]
Linder JR Stauss HM Gindes H Pierce GL Von Bergen NH Haynes WG Fiedorowicz JG Finger volume pulse waveforms facilitate reliable assessment of heart rate variability, but not blood pressure variability or baroreflex function. BMC Cardiovasc Disord . 2014 Dec 9;14:180
[PubMed ID: 25487432]
Silva JN VON Bergen NH Dubin AM Collins KK Chen J Bowman TM Van Hare GF Assessment of intrathoracic impedance algorithm in the pediatric and adult congenital population. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol . 2014 Sep;37(9):1174-80
[PubMed ID: 24646399]
Kang KT Potts JE Radbill AE La Page MJ Papagiannis J Garnreiter JM Kubus P Kantoch MJ Von Bergen NH Fournier A Côté JM Paul T Anderson CC Cannon BC Miyake CY Blaufox AD Etheridge SP Sanatani S Permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia in children: a multicenter experience. Heart Rhythm . 2014 Aug;11(8):1426-32
[PubMed ID: 24769425]
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