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
We approach coronary artery disease with preventive strategies along with medication therapy and the least invasive yet most sophisticated surgical techniques available.
An arrhythmia (also referred to as dysrhythmia) is an abnormal rhythm of the heart, which can cause the heart to pump less effectively.
Complex aortic disease treatment at Lankenau Heart Institute begins with the experience of an exceptional team of aortic wellness specialists, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, and a comprehensive array of medical and minimally invasive surgical treatment options.
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.
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.
At Main Line Health, we treat structural heart and valvular disease that other centers have deemed untreatable. Our team of cardiologists, imaging specialists, interventionists and surgeons is among the most experienced in the region. Learn more about Main Line Health's structural heart and Valvular disease program.
Our team evaluates your risk factors and uses the latest treatment advances and novel techniques to restore blood flow throughout your body and to minimize your risk for heart attack, stroke and amputation.