Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
    If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) and drug therapy has proven ineffective, you may be a candidate for this procedure.

  • Balloon Angioplasty with Stenting
    A nonsurgical procedure that is used to "open up" or dilate an obstructed artery that leads to the heart.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Holter Monitor
    Our heart specialists use a Holter monitor to gain more information about the electrical activity of the heart than is possible during a short electrocardiogram to detect arrhythmias.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Robotic Mitral Valve Repair
    If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with stenosis or regurgitation of the mitral valve, you will require surgery to repair the problem.