Hope Starts Here – Resources & Treatment to Manage Heart Failure

Resources and Treatments to Manage Heart Failure RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s most extensive heart care network, offers patients every resource needed to manage heart failure – from diagnosis through treatment – caring for approximately 20,000 heart failure patients in New Jersey each year.

Nearly 6 million Americans suffer from heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure, which occurs when the heart cannot pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the body’s needs due to the heart muscle becoming weakened and stiff. We offer individuals convenient access to the sophisticated diagnostic, surgical and preventative heart failure services provided by RWJBarnabas Health through a network of statewide specialists who work together to bring outstanding, seamless heart failure care to our communities.

Whether you are in need of treatment for Class I heart failure or require advanced care, our team of award-winning heart failure specialists combine expertise with a full range of diagnostic, treatment and support services for adults facing any class of heart failure, including:

  • Drug therapy.
  • Support for lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, smoking cessation and exercise programs.
  • Access to clinical trials.
  • Stem cell therapy.
  • A network of cardiac rehabilitation programs and preventative and wellness services.
  • Interventional and minimally invasive procedures, including:
    • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) to monitor heart rhythm.
    • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) and biventricular pacing.
    • Implantable hemodynamic monitoring.
    • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), also called angioplasty, to open narrow or blocked arteries.
  • When lifestyle, medication and less invasive treatments are not effective, RWJBarnabas Health offers individuals surgical treatments for heart failure, such as:
    • Coronary artery bypass grafting.
    • Valve replacement and repair, including Transcatheter Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR).
    • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) implantation.
    • Heart transplant for end-stage heart failure when all other treatments are unsuccessful.

Your physician is the best person to determine if your symptoms indicate you are experiencing heart failure. For more information or to make an appointment with one of New Jersey’s top cardiologists or cardiac surgeons, visit rwjbh.org/heart or call 888-724-7123.