First Opinions, Second Opinions, New Options for Patients with Complex Heart Problems
If you’ve been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or have symptoms of a heart or vascular condition, the experts at the Penn Primary Cardiology Program are here to help. Much like how a primary care doctor is the first line of defense for your overall physician health, a primary cardiologist is here to help identify and treat heart disease and oversee your heart health.
Whether you have been referred by a physician or are self-referred, our cardiologists will work with you to help you lead your healthiest life. We also welcome patients that are seeking a second opinion or want to learn more about a diagnosed heart condition.
We can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency cardiovascular care and new patient appointments are accommodated within 48 hours.
Penn Cardiologists Near You
With locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, you are never far from a Penn cardiologist. Whether you are in Philadelphia or down the shore, we deliver the same high quality heart and vascular care in a close, convenient location.
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Who We Treat
Our consultative cardiologists work closely with teams throughout Penn Heart and Vascular to provide expert diagnosis, evaluation and treatment for all types of heart disease. We are experts at diagnosing difficult or unusual heart conditions, and routinely see patients with conditions that may be seen only occasionally at other locations. From simple to the most complex, our cardiologists treat the full range of cardiovascular conditions and symptoms, including:
Imaging and testing helps your cardiologist diagnose problems and select the best treatment for each patient. These include:
- Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and angiography (MRA) show detailed, three-dimensional images and takes pictures twice as fast as older technology.
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to show the chemical functioning of organs and tissues.
- Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) to get a cross-sectional view of the walls of blood vessels from the inside, showing the physician where the normal artery wall ends and plaque begins.
- Intravascular MRI (IVMRI) – Provides similar plaque localization to IVUS, but measures the amount and type of cholesterol in plaques to guide therapy.
- Coronary calcium scoring with computed tomography (CT).
The Penn Difference
As a large academic medical center we offer a wide range of cardiovascular specialty services, advanced testing and clinical trials, all within the same system. Should you need advanced care, your primary cardiologist is able to tap into an integrated team of nurses, physicians, dietitians and social workers, who are all ready to provide you with the best care possible.
- Our consultative cardiologists are board-certified in cardiovascular medicine.
- We provide consultation and training for other medical professionals around the world.
- We are regularly recognized for our talent by both peers and consumers and have been recognized by Best Doctors in America, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs™ and America's Top Doctors.