Shortness of breath, also known as dyspnea, is a symptom characterized by a subjective sensation of difficulty or discomfort in breathing. It is not a specific medical condition itself but rather a symptom of an underlying problem. Dyspnea can occur due to various reasons and can range from mild and temporary to severe and life-threatening. It is important to identify the underlying cause in order to determine appropriate treatment. Here are some common causes of shortness of breath:
It is important to consult a healthcare professional if you are experiencing persistent or severe dyspnea, as they can evaluate your symptoms, perform diagnostic tests, and determine the underlying cause. Treatment will depend on the specific cause and may involve medication, lifestyle changes, breathing exercises, oxygen therapy, or other interventions to address the underlying condition and alleviate dyspnea.
RCC Cardiac Urgent Care is accessible same-day care for non-life-threatening cardiac symptoms, including:
PLEASE NOTE: that this is NOT a traditional Urgent Care Center treating any and all ailments. Our facility is ONLY for cardiac related symptoms.
At our Penn Cardiology Specialty Network facility, you will will be cared for by our team of cardiac specialists, and receive access to our state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, including:
We will work with your primary or referring physicians to develop a plan of treatment that is suited to meet your individual needs.
We also provide accessible same-day care for non-life-threatening vascular symptoms, including:
As more and more complex procedures are performed in the outpatient and inpatient setting, the risk of perioperative cardiac complication increases. Regional Cardiology Consultants’ dedicated team specializes in providing the accurate and timely pre-op clearance required by patients.
Our services include:
Better yet, all services can be performed in the convenience of our offices. In most cases, we can have a preliminary report for your physician the same day as our consult and a folder containing everything you need to proceed with planned surgery including the transcribed pre-op consult, EKG with interpretation, and any other testing required to be cleared for your procedure.
Regional Cardiology Consultants is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive, state of the art, compassionate, cost-effective and timely medical services in the promotion of improved health for the community of the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey areas.