The Cardiovascular division supports a Cardiovascular Fellowship program in addition to contributing to the educational mission of several Departments in Reading Hospital and Drexel University College of Medicine. Our teams are also committed to advancing the care of our patients through the active pursuit of medical research. Our teams are engaged in research trials across the sub-specialties of Cardiovascular Medicine.

In addition, we believe that cross specialty collaboration enhances the care of our patients and accordingly have strong collaborative relationships with our partners in cardiac surgery, neurology, weight loss management, and maternal fetal medicine. These collaborations bring the full strength of Reading Hospital and Tower Health to bear in the pursuit of the best outcomes for our cardiovascular patients. The physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and staff of the cardiovascular division share a commitment to providing patient centered, cutting-edge, high-quality care for the cardiovascular patient. This includes:

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Electrophysiology
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Heart failure
  • Non-invasive cardiology 
  • Cardiovascular imaging

Clinical Services

Imaging

  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophogeal echocardiography
  • 3D Transesophogeal echocardiography
  • Cardiac CT
  • ECG stress testing
  • Nuclear stress testing
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Cardiac MRI, vascular ultrasound

Electrophysiology

  • Permanent pacemaker implants
  • Leadless pacemaker implants
  • Implanted cardiac defibrillators
  • Subcutaneous leadless defibrillators
  • Lead extractions
  • Implanted loop recorders
  • Holter monitor devices
  • Event monitoring devices
  • Atrial fibrillation ablations
  • SVT ablations
  • VT ablations
  • Atrial tachycardia ablations
  • WPW/accessory pathway ablations
  • Electrophysiology studies

Interventional Cardiology

  • Percutaneous coronary interventions
  • Percutaneous coronary angioplasty
  • Rotational atherectomy
  • High-risk PCI
  • Hybrid revascularization
  • Mechanical support with Impella, IABP, and ECMO

Structural Heart

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Mitral Clip
  • Watchman Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • PFO closure
  • ASD closure and perivalular leak closure
  • CarioMems PA pressure monitor implant

Research


  1. GUIDE- HF

  2. AEGIS II

  3. CardioMEMS PAS

  4. FDI-116

  5. REHAB-HF

  6. MiCORE

  7. cvMOBIUS