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.

  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram
    A dobutamine stress echocardiogram is designed for those who are unable to exercise on a treadmill or stationary cycle as required during a traditional stress echocardiogram.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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.

  • Tilt Table Test
    Your physician may conduct a tilt table test to determine if your bouts of fainting are due to a harmless condition called vasovagal syndrome or a more serious cardiovascular disease such as arrhythmia, valve disease or heart attack.