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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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is especially interested in electrophysiological (EP) study, electrocardiogram (EKG), and catheter ablation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hessen obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Hessen is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has a closed panel.

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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of consultative cardiology, electrocardiogram (EKG), and cardiac (heart) stress testing. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Diamanti accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diamanti attended the University of Tirana Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He speaks Albanian.

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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 is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). These areas are among Dr. Mathelier's clinical interests: obesity, consultative cardiology, and heart problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Mathelier is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 physician who specializes in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: stress echo, consultative cardiology, and exercise stress test. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman honors. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Friedman completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Friedman is professionally 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 specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Liez include electrophysiological (EP) study, ventricular tachycardia, and syncope (fainting). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liez takes. Dr. Liez attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Liez is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Media, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Meyer's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and sports health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Meyer completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 practices adult hospital medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Headley include cardiac risk reduction, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Headley 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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