New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

About the Cardiology Service

Cardiology services include cardiology consultations on in-hospital patients and appointments on an outpatient basis.

Non-invasive Procedures

  • Blood pressure measurement (indirect)
  • Echocardiography (incl. Doppler & Tissue Doppler)
  • Electrocardiography (12 lead ECG)
  • Event monitoring
  • Holter-monitoring (24-48 hours continuous ECG)
  • Pacemaker interrogation
  • Thoracic radiography (w/ Section of Radiology)

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Invasive Procedures

  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization/Angiocardiography
  • Device embolization of persistent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Electrophysiologic studies and radiofrequency ablation of select arrhythmias
  • Heartworm retrieval
  • Pacemaker implantation (temporary and permanent pacemakers)
  • Pericardiocentesis (+/- cytology)
  • Thoracocentesis (+/- cytology) and/or abdominocentesis
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
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To set up an appointment with Cardiology, please call the Appointment Desk at 215-898-4680 (please ask specifically for a Cardiology Appointment when calling).

Appointment on an Out-patient Basis

Time required for a cardiology appointment is dependent on the amount of diagnostic work-up warranted and is therefore variable with each individual case. Typically between one and three hours is necessary for most cases (for some patients specific arrangements can be made with the individual cardiologist for admission as day-cases, with drop-off in the morning and discharge later in the day).

Clinical Trials

Cardiology is dedicated to the advancement of care and diagnostics. As a result, Cardiology is often involved in ongoing clinical trials of new therapies and diagnostic procedures. These clinical trials recruit throughout the year. 

Invasive Procedures

Patients are typically admitted to the hospital early on the day of the procedure or the prior evening and discharged the following day (if no complications). An exception is pericardiocentesis or thoracocentesis, which are usually performed on an out-patient basis.

Blood Work

This is performed in conjunction with the clinical lab.

Supportive Tests

If blood work and/or radiographs have been done at a local veterinary hospital, please bring these records to the appointment at Penn Vet.

Note: For emergencies, please call the Emergency Service at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital directly at 215-898-8911.