We’re experts at diagnosing and treating heart conditions.
WellSpan Health cardiologists and clinical staff have the specialized training—and the most advanced technologies—to diagnose and treat your cardiac condition.
We‘re experts in every aspect of cardiac medicine, whether you’re dealing with a temporary issue or a chronic condition, or if you need a minor procedure or major surgery. Your board-certified physician will take the time to listen to your unique concerns and create a treatment plan that puts your goals first.
Whatever those goals are, you can count on having the entire WellSpan organization at your disposal. This means you’ll be working not only with your cardiologist, but drawing on the talents of other WellSpan staff. You’ll also have the support of community organizations, friends, family and co-workers.
In short, we offer truly comprehensive care that helps you get back to the life you love as quickly as possible.
WellSpan heart specialists diagnose and treat a wide variety of heart conditions, including:
How We Can Help
WellSpan's cardiac team uses the most advanced medical technologies and methodologies in diagnosing heart conditions. These include:
Calcium is one of the substances found in arterial plaque. The plaque causes a thickening or hardening of the artery, a potentially fatal condition called atherosclerosis. Using state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) scans, WellSpan physicians can detect the level of calcium in the arteries. This calcium “score” helps doctors estimate the extent of cardiovascular disease.
Coronary CTA and MRI
WellSpan stays up to date on the very latest heart-imaging technologies. These include computed tomography (CT), coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Painless and noninvasive, these diagnostic tools help your physician assess your heart function as well as determine if plaque buildup has caused a narrowing of the blood vessels.
An echocardiogram uses ultrasound waves to create a picture of the heart in two or three dimensions. With an echocardiogram, your doctor can learn a great deal about the condition of your heart, its pumping capacity and any tissue damage. Like CT scans and MRIs, echocardiograms are painless and noninvasive, so patients can quickly return to their daily lives.
The heart has its own electrical system that keeps it pumping properly. An electrocardiogram—known as an EKG or ECG—measures this electrical activity, giving your WellSpan cardiologist a wealth of useful information. For example, your cardiologist can gauge the overall health of the heart, determine possible causes of unexplained chest pain and, if you have a pacemaker, tell whether the device is controlling the heartbeat correctly.
Stress testing allows WellSpan physicians to test your heart function in a controlled, safe environment. In the most common kind of stress test, your provider will collect various data on your heart as you walk on a treadmill. If you can’t perform the exercise test because of physical limitations, you may do a pharmacological stress test that tests your heart using medication.
The Holter monitor is a wearable device that takes your EKG readings over a 24-48 hour period. An event recorder, by contrast, records your heart function only at certain times. The data from these devices give your WellSpan cardiologist a more complete picture of your heart function and helps determine whether any additional treatments are needed.
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
Like a standard echocardiogram, a transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) test uses ultrasound waves to take a picture of your heart. But with the TEE test, a thin tube is passed down your throat into your esophagus, allowing your WellSpan provider to get even clearer images of the upper chambers of the heart as well as the valves between the chambers.
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