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Cardiology Imaging


Diagnosing Heart Problems

The cardiology service has outstanding clinicians as well as state-of-the-art equipment.

The cardiology group specializes in assessing the significance of heart murmurs or arrhythmias detected in a pre-purchase setting, their impact on performance, and the evaluation and treatment of horses and other large animals with a wide variety of cardiac arrhythmias and diseases.

  • Heart murmurs and arrhythmias are evaluated using
  • Echocardiography (heart ultrasound)
  • Electrocardiography (EKG)
  • Continuous 24 hour electrocardiography (Holter monitoring)
  • Cardiac troponin I analysis

Cardiac Appointments and Consultations

Appointments: For information or to schedule an appointment, please call 610-925-6359, or email sportmed@vet.upenn.edu. Appointments may be made by the owner, trainer or referring veterinarian.

Consultations: Cardiac consultation services, including evaluation of echocardiographic images and ECG recordings, are available. Please contact Joanne Mitchell at 610-925-6190 or email sportmed@vet.upenn.edu.

Meet the Imaging Team

At New Bolton Center we provide our patients with a comprehensive and collaborative clinical approach, which starts with state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging. Our board-certified faculty and clinical staff are among the world's most experienced and respected in their fields.

About Arrhythmias and Atrial Fibrilation

We are skilled in treating cardiac arrhythmias and are one of the few centers in the world that can perform both transvenous electrical cardioversion (TVEC) and quinidine conversion of atrial fibrillation.  Horses are closely monitored with radiotelemetry electrocardiography throughout the cardioversion procedure or antiarrhythmic therapy.

About Holter Monitors and Cardiac Troponin I

Holter monitors and cardiac troponin I analysis are available to veterinarians for use in their practices.  Instructions for requesting these services:

Cardiac troponin I

  • Sports Medicine has the ability to analyze Troponin I, a cardiac muscle protein, to aid in the evaluation of suspected heart muscle injury. Referring veterinarians may send frozen or chilled plasma samples from their patients to the Cardiology Service of Sports Medicine for cTnI and expect results on the date of sample receipt. Please avoid shipping on weekends or holidays. For handling and submission instructions, please print the form, cTnI Order Form.

Holter monitor

  • Sports Medicine offers rental, analysis and reporting on 24 hour Holter monitors. A Holter monitor is placed on the horse at the farm by the client’s veterinarian for the continuous recording of electrocardiogram (EKG). Once returned to New Bolton Center, the Holter data is analyzed and reported by a Cardiology Service specialist. Referring veterinarians may call for scheduling and pricing, 610-925-6359.  For submission of patient information, please print the form, Holter Monitor Form.