Heart Care at Penn Highlands Healthcare

Expert Heart Care in Pennsylvania

If you’ve been diagnosed with cardiac problems, where you go for your heart care is important. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. in women and men, and so you’ll want to entrust your cardiac care to experts at a comprehensive heart care center. Fortunately, you won’t have to go far. The expert heart doctors at The Heart Center of Penn Highlands Healthcare diagnose and treat all types of heart disease, including arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, blockages, congestive heart failure, and more. With six cardiac care clinics throughout central Pennsylvania, you can get the care you need close to home.

Pennsylvania Heart Specialists

Our team of dedicated heart specialists provide detailed diagnoses and offer the latest therapies to treat heart conditions. At Penn Highlands Heart Center, our first focus is on helping the people in our communities stay heart healthy by offering a preventive care program. If you have a suspected heart disease, Penn Highlands cardiologists in heart care clinics throughout central and western Pennsylvania provide advanced diagnostic testing, including EKG and stress tests. Once the diagnosis is identified, these heart doctors develop a customized treatment plan to help you regain and maintain as much health as possible. Our cardiac team also provides treatments, including minimally invasive and complex heart surgery, with an excellent cardiac rehabilitation program. Our cardiologists partner with more than 100 cardiology colleagues through the Columbia University Medical Center for consultations and access to the latest research and developments in heart care.

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Ambrose, Jay, MD, FACC
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Cardiac Device Specialist

Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Locations

DuBois Regional Cardiology Associates

DuBois Regional Cardiology Associates


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Barnes, Brent A., DO
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Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Non-Invasive Cardiology

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DuBois Regional Cardiology Associates


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Cardamone, Ralph A., MD, FACC
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Cardiology

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Ralph A. Cardamone, MD FACC


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DeFrain, Mary Lee W., FNP-BC, CMC, CCRN
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Cardiology

Locations

DuBois Regional Cardiology Associates

Penn Highlands Elk


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Gupta, Prasad, MD
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Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

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DuBois Regional Cardiology Associates


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Haduck, Jessica, PA-C
Specialties

Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeryA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Kozeski, Gorgi, DO
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Cardiology

Locations

Cardiac Care Center

Cardiology Associates of Altoona, LLP


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Landreneau, Rodney J., MD
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Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeryA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Larkin, Michael, DO
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Cardiology

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Cardiac Care Center

Cardiology Associates of Altoona, LLP


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Rafalko, Sherri, MSN, FNP-C
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Cardiology

Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Cardiology - Monongahela


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Sprankle, Steven M., DO
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Cardiology

Locations

DuBois Regional Cardiology Associates


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Stoudt, Michelle, DO
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Cardiology

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Cardiac Care Center

Cardiology Associates of Altoona, LLP


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Stubenhofer, Carrie, CRNP
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Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeryA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Troxell, Erin, PA-C
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Cardiology

Locations

The Heart Center


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Veltri, Brittany, CRNP
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Cardiology

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DuBois Regional Cardiology Associates


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Waheed, Adil, DO
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Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Vascular Surgery

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Penn Highlands Cardiology - Monongahela


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Williams-Ball, Allison C., MSN, CRNP
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Cardiology

Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeryA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Wojcikiewicz, Jared, PA-C
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Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeryA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Zaher, Medhat F., MD
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Cardiology

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Cardiac Care Center

Cardiology Associates of Altoona, LLP


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What Conditions Do the Heart Specialists at Penn Highlands Treat?

Penn Highlands offers comprehensive heart care throughout central Pennsylvania. We treat a wide range of cardiac conditions, including:

  • Aorta disease: Any type of condition that damages the body’s largest blood vessel, the aorta. Aorta disease can lead to life-threatening bulges or tears in the blood vessel. It is caused by high blood pressure, plaque buildup, trauma and genetic factors (called Marfan syndrome).
  • Arrhythmia: When the heart beats too fast, too slow or irregularly. It is a common heart condition and usually harmless. However, very irregular rhythms can lead to serious heart problems.
  • Atherosclerosis: When a waxy buildup of plaque lines the walls of the arteries, causing them to become rigid and narrow. Atherosclerosis is caused by high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other factors such as smoking and can lead to heart attacks or other more serious heart conditions.
  • Atrial fibrillation (Afib): This is a type of arrhythmia that causes a very fast heartbeat. Afib, which can develop due to aging, significantly increases the risk for heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.
  • Congenital heart disease: Any abnormality of the structure of the heart that has been there since birth. Common congenital heart defects include heart valve disease and defective blood vessels.
  • Congestive heart failure: When the heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should be. This common condition can be caused by coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or other reasons and can limit your quality of life and activity level if not managed properly.
  • Coronary artery disease (ischemic heart disease): The narrowing of the major blood vessels inside the heart. It’s usually caused by atherosclerosis.
  • Heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy): When the heart muscles become rigid or enlarged, making it difficult for the heart to pump properly. Heart muscle disease can lead to heart failure.
  • Heart valve disease: When one or more of the four valves that control blood flow inside your heart doesn’t work as well as it should. Heart valve disease might be something you’re born with or it can develop over time.
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure): When the force of blood against the walls of your arteries is higher than normal. It can lead to heart disease or stroke.
  • Pericardial disease (pericarditis): Inflammation of the thin sac of tissue that surrounds the heart. It can be caused by viral infection, heart attack, trauma or a number of other conditions.

Where Can I get Heart Care Near Me in Central Pennsylvania?

At The Heart Center at Penn Highlands, we offer complete cardiac care throughout our cardiology offices and hospitals in central Pennsylvania. Our heart specialists diagnose and treat a wide range of cardiac conditions, using the latest diagnostic tests and procedures.

  • Cardiac MRI: This test shows heart function in real time so your cardiologist can assess tissue damage after a heart attack, look for conditions affecting your heart valves, or spot masses or blot clots inside your heart. This is a highly specialized test that is only available at a few hospitals in central Pennsylvania.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation: Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program designed to help you improve your heart health after a diagnosis of heart disease, heart surgery or heart attack. We offer a 12-week program—which focuses on exercise, education and counseling—at Penn Highlands hospitals.
  • Cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU): This specialty unit is where our heart specialists provide care for our sickest heart and lung patients. You may be cared for in the CVICU if you require treatment for congestive heart failure, have a life-threatening arrhythmia, or if you’ve had a major heart attack, open-heart surgery or a procedure to open a blocked artery (angioplasty).
  • Cardiovascular-thoracic surgery: Surgery is highly effective for the treatment of heart disease when performed by experienced cardiovascular surgeons like those at Penn Highlands. Our surgeons perform most types of cardiac surgery, including open-heart surgery, valve repair or replacement, complex aortic procedures and more.
  • Echocardiogram: This diagnostic test uses ultrasound to see the structures of the heart and can be used to detect congenital heart problems, blockages, valve disease and more.
  • Electrocardiogram: This test monitors the electrical signals within your heart and is used to diagnose arrythmia, heart attack and heart failure.
  • Heart catheterization: This minimally invasive procedure allows your Penn Highlands cardiologist to view the arteries in and around your heart. If any blockages are detected, your physician will perform a procedure to open them (angioplasty).
  • Stress testing: Also called an exercise stress test, this diagnostic exam shows how your heart works during physical activity (walking on a treadmill). Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster, an exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart.

Where Does Penn Highlands Provide Heart Care in Pennsylvania?

Heart Care at Penn Highlands Hospitals
Penn Highlands Brookville

Penn Highlands Brookville offers exceptional care for adults of all ages.

100 Hospital Road
Brookville, PA 15825
814-849-2312

Penn Highlands ClearfieldA Campus of Penn Highlands DuBois

Penn Highlands Clearfield offers exceptional care for adults of all ages.

809 Turnpike Avenue
Clearfield, PA 16830
814-765-5341

Penn Highlands DuBois

Penn Highlands DuBois offers exceptional care for adults of all ages.

100 Hospital Avenue
DuBois, PA 15801
814-371-2200

Penn Highlands Elk

Penn Highlands Elk offers exceptional care for adults of all ages.

763 Johnsonburg Road
St. Marys, PA 15857
814-788-8000

Penn Highlands Huntingdon

Penn Highlands Huntingdon offers exceptional care for adults of all ages.

1225 Warm Springs Avenue
Huntingdon, PA 16652
814-643-2290

Penn Highlands Tyrone

Penn Highlands Tyrone offers exceptional care for adults of all ages.

Cardiology Services:

  • Angiogram
  • Holter Monitor Testing
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Echocardiography Stress Test
  • Renal Ultrasound
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies
  • EKG
  • Echocardiogram
  • Pacemaker Insertion
  • Inpatient Consultations
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Cardiac MRI)
  • On-site Laboratory Testing
  • 24 Hour Emergency Care
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Nutrition Counseling to support cardiac health
  • Fitness Center on-campus to support cardiac Wellness

187 Hospital Drive
Tyrone, PA 16686
814-684-1255

Cardiology Clinics at Penn Highlands
Penn Highlands Cardiology - Connellsville

2618 Memorial Boulevard
Connellsville, PA 15425
724-603-2108

Penn Highlands Cardiology - Greensburg

1275 South Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
724-603-2108

FAQs

Does Penn Highlands Provide Advanced Cardiac Tests and Procedures?

Penn Highlands offers many of the latest advancements in heart care, including advanced heart testing such as the cardiac MRI and advanced surgery, including minimally invasive procedures such as TAVR, a minimally invasive heart valve replacement

What Type of Heart Specialists does Penn Highlands have?

Penn Highlands offers a wide variety of heart specialists to meet the needs of the people in our communities. Our heart specialists start with our primary care providers who can diagnose and help you manage conditions that increase your risk of heart problems, such as high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, and high cholesterol. Our heart care team also includes cardiologists, heart surgeons, cardiac rehabilitation therapists and cardiac nurses. This team of cardiac specialists provides expert heart care in many communities in central Pennsylvania. Plus, our cardiologists partner with Columbia University Medical Center for access to a network of more than 100 cardiology colleagues for consultations and access to the latest research and developments in heart care.

What is Cardiology Care?

Cardiology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and abnormalities of the heart. Cardiology care, or cardiac care, is heart care. Most often, cardiac care is provided by cardiologists, heart doctors who diagnose and manage patients with heart disease and often perform procedures to help with these conditions.

How Do I Find a Good Cardiology Clinic Near Me?

If you have been diagnosed with heart disease or a heart condition, your primary care provider most often will refer you to a cardiologist or heart doctor. Whether you have gotten a referral or you are trying to find a heart doctor on your own, you might want to look at patient reviews on Google, Healthgrades or another physician directory site. You also can ask friends and neighbors if they know of a good cardiologist. If you live in central Pennsylvania along or near the I-80 or I-99 corridors, Penn Highlands offers regional cardiology clinics in many communities close to you. We also offer diagnostic testing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiology procedures and heart surgery in our Penn Highlands hospitals. Find a Penn Highlands cardiologist.

Do you Offer Home Care after Open Heart Surgery or for Chronic Heart Conditions?
Yes, Penn Highlands Healthcare at Home offer a variety of services that serves people who need short-term care at home after surgery or people who may require longer term at home care for a chronic condition such as congestive heart failure. Whether you require in-home rehabilitation therapy after surgery, assistance with activities of daily living, or palliative care if you're dealing with an advanced illness, Penn Highlands Healthcare at Home has a broad array of services to fit your needs.
How Can I Make My Heart Stronger?
If you've been diagnosed with heart disease, there are steps you can take to strengthen your heart and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to help you improve your heart health after a diagnosis of heart disease, heart surgery or heart attack. We offer a 12-week program, which focuses on exercise, education and counseling, at our Penn Highlands hospitals. Talk to your primary care provider about getting a referral to cardiac rehabilitation to help you make your heart stronger.

Conditions We Treat

  • Angina
  • Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Complex Lung Infections
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Blockages
  • Heart Defects
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Procedures
  • Heart Rhythm Disorders
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Conditions
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

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