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Michael Kostal, MD

Michael Kostal, MD Physician

Medical Director, Penn Heart and Vascular Center Radnor Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Kostal is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Michael Kostal

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2009
  • Internal Medicine, 2005

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aortic Disorders
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Atherosclerosis (Arteriosclerosis)
  • Athlete's Heart
  • Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Chest Pain (Angina)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly)
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Myocarditis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Women's Heart Health
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: UCSF Medical Center and Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, National Delaware Valley Echo Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kostal is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Fanari Z, Thapa J, Persad K, Hammami S, Kostal M, West J, Marshall E, Weintraub W, Doorey A: Potential Benefit of Using Pressure Wire in Hemodynamic Assessment of Paradoxical Low Flow, Low Gradient Severe Aortic Stenosis With Preserved Ejection Fraction. JACC 67 (13): 2016.

Fanari Z, Thapa J, Persad K, Hammami S, Kostal M, Marshall E, West J, Doorey A: Discrepancies Between Direct Catheter And Echocardiography Based Values In Aortic Stenosis And Impact On Clinical Decision Making. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 87 (3): 488–497,2016.

Yang CS, Marshall ES, Fanari Z, Kostal MJ, West JT, Kolm P, Weintraub WS, Doorey AJ.: Discrepancies between direct catheter and echocardiography-based values in aortic stenosis. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 87 (3): 488-97,2016.

Fanari Z, Thapa J, Persad K, Hammami S, Kostal M, West J, Marshall E, Weintraub W, Doorey A: The impact of Flow and Gradient On The Invasive Assessment of Severe Aortic Stenosis. JACC-TCT-309 66 (15): 2015.

Fanari Z, Thapa J, Persad K, Hammami S, Kostal M, West J, Marshall E, Weintraub W, Doorey A: Hemodynamic Assessment Of Low Flow, Low Gradient Severe Aortic Stenosis With Preserved EF Using A Pressure Wire. JACC 66 (15): 2015.

Fanari Z, Thapa J, Persad K, Hammami S, Kostal M, Marshall E, Weintraub W, Doorey A: Using Pressure Wire To Assess Discrepancies Between Cardiac Catheterization And Echocardiography Assessment Of Severe Aortic Stenosis, Impact On Clinical Outcomes. European Heart Journal (Abstract 6616) 36 : 2015.

Fanari Z, Thapa J, Persad K, Hammami S, Yang, Y, Kostal M, Marshal E, West J, Doorey A: Safety And Efficacy Of Using Pressure Wire To Assess Discrepancies Between Direct Catheter And Echocardiography Based Values In Aortic Stenosis: Impact On Clinical Decision Making. SCAI Scientific Sessions : 2015.

Kansara P, Rajamanickam A, Weiss S, Rahman E, Hopkins J, Goldenberg E, Kostal M, Stillabower M, Weintraub W: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Apical Ballooning Syndrome, A step closer! American College of Cardiolog, Washington, DC. : 2014.

Rajamanickam A, Fanari Z, Kansara P, Goldenberg E, Rahman E, Hopkins J, Kostal M, Stillabower M, Weintraub W: Broken Heart Syndrome-Not so rare anymore. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes : 2013.

Rajamanickam A, Kansara P, Fanari Z, Rao A, Hopkins J, Rahman E, Goldenberg E, Kostal M, Stillabower M, Weintraub W: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy-EKG presentation Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: (610) 902-2273
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)