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
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.
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.
An arrhythmia (also referred to as dysrhythmia) is an abnormal rhythm of the heart, which can cause the heart to pump less effectively.
Our multidisciplinary team of cardiac specialists, including physicians, nurses and dietitians, work together to secure a prompt diagnosis, identify appropriate treatment options, and facilitate long-term, follow-up care.
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.
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.
Main Line Health experts provide specialized care so adults of all ages can maintain their independence and live life to the fullest.