Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Nuclear Medicine Scan
    Nuclear scans show how the heart and many other organs are functioning, and whether there may be tumors or other abnormalities located in various parts of the body.

  • 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.

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
    A minimally invasive surgical procedure that repairs the heart valve for patients with aortic stenosis who are at high risk for standard valve replacement surgery.

  • Ultrasound
    Ultrasounds vary by condition, but consist of high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body.