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.

  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
    Our interventional cardiologists have specialized expertise in using the minimally invasive balloon valvuloplasty procedure to open a narrowed valve by inserting a balloon via a catheter.

  • Cardiac Catheterization
    Our interventional cardiologists have pioneered some of the most advanced interventional alternatives to surgery for the treatment of coronary artery disease.

  • Carotid Endarterectomy
    Our surgeons perform carotid endarterectomy to open blockages and remove plaque from the carotid arteries to treat and prevent stroke.

  • Chest Xray
    A chest X-ray may be one of the first procedures your physician will perform to arrive at a diagnosis of a wide variety of conditions.

  • 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.

  • ECMO
    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.

  • 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.

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

  • Nuclear Medicine Scan
    A nuclear medicine scan is a test that produces pictures of organs and areas of the body that cannot be seen well with standard X-rays.

  • 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.

  • Radiofrequency Ablation
    Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment of tumors of the liver, kidney, bone and lung; Barrett's esophagus; varicose veins; various pain conditions; and a wide variety of disorders where the heart beats too fast or sometimes irregularly, called cardiac arrhythmia.

  • Radionuclide Angiogram
    Our radiologists perform a radionuclide angiogram using advanced nuclear imaging technology to gauge how well blood flows into your heart to detect the narrowing arteries of coronary heart disease.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ultrasound
    An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body, including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and liver.

  • 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.