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392 Kings Highway
Woolwich Township
New Jersey 08085

856.467.0050 Main
856.467.8668 Veterinarians
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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.

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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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