Virtua – The Cardiology Group provides the highest level of cardiac care available to patients over age 18.
The founding physicians of the practice have been serving patients in the South Jersey region since 1970. Offices are conveniently located throughout Burlington County, in Moorestown, Columbus and Medford, NJ. The Cardiologists also follow their patients and perform inpatient consultations and testing at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly.
Virtua – The Cardiology Group consists of 13 medical and interventional cardiologists who are certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular diseases. Most hold additional sub-specialty certifications in nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. They are all Fellows of The American College of Cardiology (FACC).
Virtua – The Cardiology Group physicians specialize in both medical and interventional cardiology. Medical cardiology services include the diagnosis and treatment of patient conditions such as coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disease. Interventional cardiology services include catheter based treatment of heart diseases such as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and stenting.
Featured Services and Procedures
Virtua – The Cardiology Group offers state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and services including:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Holter monitor (Ambulatory Monitoring)
- Event monitor
- All contemporary forms of stress testing including treadmill, nuclear and pharmacologic stress testing and stress echocardiography
- Cardiac catheterization
- Acute and elective coronary intervention (angioplasty and stenting)
- Echocardiogram (Cardiac Ultrasound)
- Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
- Vascular Ultrasound and PAD Screening
- Pacemaker and defibrillator Testing
- EECP (see below)
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
Virtua – The Cardiology Group Nuclear Lab, Echocardiography Lab, and Vascular Lab are each accredited by the IAC .
Virtua – The Cardiology Group is the only Cardiology Group in the region to offer EECP. EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) is a non-surgical treatment for angina & coronary artery disease. It is an alternative to bypass surgery and angioplasty. It works by stimulating the opening or formation of small blood vessels (collaterals) to create natural bypasses around narrowed or blocked arteries.
As a result, EECP can reduce or eliminate:
- Chest pains
- Shortness of breath
- Charles A. Dennis, MD
- Maria D. Duca, MD
- Thomas M. Galski, DO
- Mark T. Finch, MD
- Steven M. Lederman, MD
- Jeffrey E. Namey, MD
- James P. O’Neil, MD
- Ralph E. Russo III, MD
- Anthony G. Sauerwein, MD
- Robert J. Schimenti, MD
- Vincent J. Spagnuolo, MD
- Jay Sussman, MD
- Samuel M. Ventrella, MD
- Danielle Ferrer, PA-C
- Sara Bednarchik, APN