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392 Kings Highway
Woolwich Township
New Jersey 08085
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Department of Cardiology

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Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart, including diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.

Our Cardiology service offers comprehensive consultations and complete cardiac evaluations utilizing radiography, color flow Doppler echocardiography, electrocardiography, 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic (Holter) monitoring, and cardiac event recording in the diagnosis and management of patients with all forms of congenital and acquired heart disease.

photoWhy choose Saint Francis?

  • Only Cardiology service in South Jersey accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), earning a Department rating of 93% on our most recent AAHA evaluation.
  • One of the region’s leading hospitals offering Interventional Cardiology Services, including implantation of pacemakers, closing abnormal vessels with self-expanding devices, angiography to visualize vascular defects, and balloon valvuloplasty to open narrowed vessels in the body.
  • Our staff handles all coordination with your family veterinarian throughout your pet’s care at Saint Francis.

Capabilities

  • Implantation of pacemakers
  • Closing abnormal vessels with self-expanding devices
  • Angiography to visualize vascular defects
  • Balloon valvuloplasty to open narrowed vessels in the body
  • Diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired cardiac disease
  • Diagnosis of thoracic and pericardial neoplasia
  • Electocardiogram interpretation (ECG)
  • Heart murmur evaluation
  • Pre-adriamycin evaluation
  • Radioactive iodine therapy pre-screening
  • Removal of fluid from thorax (pleurocentesis), the abdomen (abdominocentesis) and the pericardium (pericardicentesis)
  • Thoracic and cardiac echocardiography (ultrasound)

Conditions Treated

  • Acquired cardiac disease (valvular insufficiency, dilated cardiomyopathy, muscle disorders, pericardial disease
  • Congenital cardiac disease (patent ductus arteriosus, pulmonic stenosis, aortic stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Pericardial and pleural space disease and neoplasia
  • Pulmonary disease

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