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Dr. Scott E Hessen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
196 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion I, Suite 106
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Scott Hessen is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: electrophysiological (EP) study, electrocardiogram (EKG), and catheter ablation. Dr. Hessen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodhor Dhjamanti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
605 West State Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Theodhor Diamanti is a specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Diamanti include consultative cardiology, cardiac (heart) stress testing, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diamanti is a graduate of the University of Tirana Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Albanian. Dr. Diamanti's professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Cardiac Stress Testing, Consultative Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hansie Marie Mathelier, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
605 West State Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Hansie Mathelier's area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). Her clinical interests include obesity, consultative cardiology, and heart problems. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Mathelier is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mathelier attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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All Interests: Depression, Amyloidosis, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Obesity, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Terry D Friedman, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
605 West State Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Terry Friedman is a nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease) specialist. Dr. Friedman's clinical interests include stress echo, consultative cardiology, and exercise stress test. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Exercise ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
605 West State Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Liez is a cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Liez include ventricular tachycardia, syncope (fainting), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Liez trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sinus Problems, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl A Meyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
605 West State Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Carl Meyer practices general internal medicine in Media, PA and Philadelphia, PA. He has a special interest in heart problems and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Meyer performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Meyer has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Heart Problems

Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
501 N Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. David Headley's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Headley's areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Headley takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, angina, coronary artery disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Cellulitis, Electrolyte Disorders, Conjunctivitis, Erectile ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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