Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation provides prolonged respiratory and cardiac support to patients whose lungs and heart are so severely diseased or damaged that they cannot normally function on their own.

  • Echocardiogram
    Our radiologists and cardiologists use the latest ultrasound technology while performing an echocardiogram to assess your heart's ability to pump, as well as identify abnormalities with your heart muscle and valves.

  • Electrocardiogram
    An electrocardiogram is performed to assess the electrical activity of the heart to detect arrhythmias, coronary artery disease and heart muscle damage.

  • Electrophysiological Studies
    Electrophysiological (EP) studies assess the electrical activity of the heart and pinpoint the location and severity of a possible arrhythmia.

  • Fluoroscopy
    Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images that is especially useful for guiding a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures.

  • Heart Transplant
    Our team of experienced specialists will work with you and your family to provide personal support for all the medical and emotional needs that can accompany a heart transplant.

  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
    ICDs are implanted under the skin and connected to the heart via leads, which allow physicians more sophisticated remote monitoring over the Internet to detect a change in a patient's condition before the patient is even aware of it.

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    Our specialists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of organs and tissues to help detect many conditions.

  • Pacemaker Insertion
    If your heart is beating too slowly or if you have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, you may need to have a pacemaker implanted.

  • Ventricular Assist Devices
    A VAD is a mechanical device that is used to take over the pumping function for one or both of the heart's ventricles and may be required to support the heart in order to ensure the amount of blood pumped out by the heart per minute is enough to meet the body's needs.