Causes of heart failure include coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity, which may contribute to weakening or stiffening the heart.
Cardiovascular Imaging Program
State-of-the-art imaging for better CVD diagnosis and treatment
Cardiovascular imaging uses the most advanced technology available to capture images of the heart, arteries and blood vessels in order to better diagnose cardiovascular disease. The Lankenau Heart Institute not only uses state-of-the-art, high resolution imaging tools such as cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), computed tomography (CT) and PET scanners, but also focuses on the development of novel, technologies and diagnostic and non-invasive tests.
These various imaging technologies allow physicians to make accurate diagnoses and determine the appropriate treatment plan to ensure patient safety. These specialists are referred to as "imaging physicians" because they determine the most appropriate way to image or study the structure and function of the heart in order to diagnose many types of heart disease.
Our cardiovascular imaging services include:
- Cardiac clearance
- Cardiac MRI
- Echocardiograms (cardiac ultrasound)
- Electrocardiograms (EKG)
- Cardiac CT Angiography
- Coronary calcium score
- HeartFlow FFRct analysis
- Outpatient cardiac monitoring (including holter, telemetry and event recorders)
- Nuclear medicine (viability studies and blood volume analysis)
- Stress testing and stress echocardiograms (including nuclear stress testing and echocardiography)
- Transesophageal echo (TEE)
- PET scan
- Vascular imaging
Main Line Health experts provide specialized care so adults of all ages can maintain their independence and live life to the fullest.
The cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at Main Line Health work together to improve the detection and prevention of heart disease with the latest treatment options.
We approach coronary artery disease with preventive strategies along with medication therapy and the least invasive yet most sophisticated surgical techniques available.
Through Go Red for Women, Main Line Health and the American Heart Association (AHA) are committed to unlocking new strategies—grounded in science—that provide women with the resources and tools they need to live a heart healthy lifestyle at every age.
At the core of our cardiac surgery program are internationally renowned cardiac surgeons and specialists who are leaders in this field. Our expertise spans the full spectrum of cardiac surgery and includes groundbreaking applications of minimally invasive and robotic-assisted techniques.
Women's Heart Initiative is a comprehensive health care program specifically dedicated to education and awareness about women's heart care.
Lankenau Heart Institute cardiologists with expertise in cancer-related heart problems are working with oncology colleagues across Main Line Health to coordinate cancer treatment with heart care. Main Line Health Cardio-Oncology Program is devoted to protecting heart health after a cancer diagnosis.