The CardioVascular Institute

At the Shore Medical Center CardioVascular Institute, a team of highly trained and experienced doctors, nurses and support staff provides comprehensive cardiovascular health services with a special emphasis on advanced diagnosis, education and prevention. The CardioVascular Institute (CVI) has brought university-setting cardiac and vascular services to the community hospital environment.

Cardiovascular Institute

The facility houses sophisticated technology for diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart and circulatory system. Through its clinical affiliation with the nationally renowned Penn Heart & Vascular Network program at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Shore Medical Center’s CardioVascular Institute has continued access to the newest advances, techniques and clinical research in the fight against heart disease.

The Penn affiliation also gives Shore patients access to the Penn Heart Rescue program -- assuring 24-hour, seven day a week availability for emergency transport to Philadelphia via ambulance or PennStar helicopter, should the need arise. Shore Medical Center's comprehensive cardiac care program includes advanced diagnostic capabilities and treatment options. Services include prevention, rehabilitation, and education for those with coronary and vascular disease. Our emergency department has the latest in clot-dissolving medications and life-saving treatment for heart attack. Shore also offers a non-invasive heart and lung testing center featuring cardiac stress testing, holter-monitoring and transeophageal echocardiography.

Saving lives, improving lifestyles

The CardioVascular Institute at Shore Medical Center concentrates a full range of multidisciplinary services in one facility and offers the highest level of care in its low-risk diagnostic cardiac catheterization laboratory. The CVI also includes an MRI, angiography suite, invasive and non-invasive vascular lab, ultrasound, non-invasive cardiac testing services and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Our medical staff and specialized nurses and technicians use these revolutionary technologies to diagnose heart disease and treat cardiovascular conditions with the following procedures:

  • Balloon angioplasty and stenting
  • Blood clot filters
  • Central venous access
  • Diagnostic arteriography
  • Foreign body extraction
  • Needle biopsies
  • Thrombolysis
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Percutaneous feeding tube placement
  • Renal and peripheral vascular interventions
  • Biliary, gastrointestinal and genitourinary interventions