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Cardiovascular Disease

Experienced Cardiologists, Diagnosing & Treating Patients with Heart Disease

Robert B. Schlesinger, MD
Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Disease


Jefferson Health offers a full range of non-surgical and surgical treatments to people who suffer problems with angina, (heart pain), heart attacks, heart failure, abnormalities of the heart rhythm, and diseases of the heart valves. Our surgeons can use the latest minimally invasive and off pump techniques to treat people with coronary artery disease. Our Cardiac Catheterization facilities are among the latest and best equipped in the area and handle all manner of routine as well as emergency heart cath procedures every day. Our Intensive Care Unit has the capability to fully monitor any patient whose condition requires that level of care.

Jefferson Torresdale Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program starts when the patient is in the hospital and continues after discharge to assure the quickest and most complete recovery. It is staffed by trained exercise physiologists and includes counseling in nutrition, weight control, smoking cessation, and other risk factor modification techniques. We also offer educational programs for the community to help our neighbors remain heart-healthy.