For Referring Physicians

Providing Your Patients with the Best Cardiac Care

At the Cooper Heart Institute, patients receive access to the most advanced technology, the finest care options and a world-class team of cardiovascular experts. In addition to the comprehensive medical, interventional and surgical options, the Cooper Heart Institute is committed to clinical research. Participation in clinical trials provides your patients with access to promising new therapies before they become widely available.

Your patients also will appreciate the convenience of the Cooper Heart Institute, conveniently located in their own South Jersey community. Now they don’t have to “cross the bridge” for world-class care.

Cooper Transfer System (COTS)

The Cooper Heart Institute provides unparalleled access to advanced treatment options for acutely ill patients via the Cooper Transfer System (COTS). This pioneering program provides air or land transfers of seriously ill cardiovascular and critical care patients from over 20 community hospitals in the Delaware Valley region.

Research at Cooper

Because of its clinical research, the Cooper Heart Institute provides access to more innovative treatment options than any other program in South Jersey.

Guide to Services for Referring Physicians

From cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology to stress testing and nuclear cardiology, this is a comprehensive list of available services and contact information for referrals.

Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology

Three catheterization laboratories are fully equipped with the latest technologies to offer comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for both cardiac and peripheral vascular interventions.

DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

  • Right and left heart hemodynamic studies
  • Cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, left ventriculography
  • Coronary intravascular ultrasound Intracoronary velocity and coronary flow reserve measurements
  • Carotid, cerebral, and renal vascular angiography

THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES

  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary balloon angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary stent placement
  • Directional and rotational coronary artherectomy intracoronary radiation therapy (brachytherapy)
  • Closure of patent foramen ovale
  • Valvuloplasty

To contact the cath lab, please call 856.342.3090.

Cardiovascular Surgery

The cardiovascular surgery program provides the full range of surgical procedures utilizing standard, minimally invasive and off-pump technology, including:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Aortic surgery
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR)

To refer a patient, please call 856.342.2141.

Echocardiography

The Cooper Heart Institute offers comprehensive echo services including:

  • Stress echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE)
  • Contrast echocardiography

To refer a patient, please call 856.342.3070.

Electrophysiology

The Cooper Heart Institute offers extensive diagnostic and therapeutic arrhythmia services, including:

  • Tilt-table testing
  • Holter and transtelephonic arrhythmia monitoring
  • Catheter ablation
  • Pacemaker implantation and follow-up cardioverter/defibrillator implantation and follow-up
  • Implantation of bi-ventricular pacers

To refer a patient, please call 856.342.2606.

Preventive Cardiology

 The Cooper Heart Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex lipid disorders, as well as individualized risk-factor analysis.

To refer a patient, please call 856.342.2034.

Stress Testing and Nuclear Cardiology

We offer both standard exercise stress testing and a variety of nuclear studies, including:

  • Dual isotope/stress testing
  • Pharmacologic stress testing
  • Functional assessment with gated SPECT
  • MUGA scanning

To refer a patient, please call 856.342.3070.