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Delaware Heart & Vascular, P.A., is single specialty Cardiology practice located in Dover, Delaware. DH&V’s staff includes physicians Vincent D. Abbrescia, DO, Judith Rippert, DO, Sanjeev Patel, MD, Laura Gravelin, MD, their Physician Assistants Lindsey Miller, PA-C & Kristen McLaughlin, PA-C, and a wide array of highly skilled support staff. Dr. Abbrescia began practicing Cardiology in 1999, Dr. Rippert in 1997, Dr. Patel in 2009, Dr. Gravelin in 2010. All four physicians are Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, and carry additional Board Certifications in Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology. All four physicians completed formal Cardiac Fellowship Training at nationally recognized and accredited tertiary care medical centers. They practice all aspects of Clinical Cardiology and provide state of the art advanced subspecialty Cardiology in a compassionate and friendly office environment. 

The office provides a full spectrum of cardiovascular services. The physicians and assistants provide comprehensive consultative services as well as follow up office visits 5 days a week. The onsite imaging center includes Nationally Accredited Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography and Vascular Imaging Laboratories. The Arrhythmia Center provides comprehensive arrhythmia diagnostics and management of Pacemakers and Defibrillators, as well as Holter monitoring, Event Loop Recorders, and Tilt Table Testing. The Coumadin Clinic provides onsite Finger Stick Coumadin Management and Education. 

The physician’s and staff of Delaware Heart & Vascular provide a very unique, warm, friendly and compassionate hands on approach to cardiovascular care. The physicians and staff strive to provide a “family” environment, lending to more effective Doctor-Patient relationships. As Osteopathic Physicians, Drs. Abbrescia and Rippert place a special emphasis on preventative cardiovascular medicine and holistic health, and Dr. Gravelin has a special interest in Women's Cardiovascular Health.