Feb 8, 2024 Cardiovascular Care in Central New Jersey: Let's Talk About Heart Health

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States in both men and women. Through a network of local and statewide specialists, RWJBarnabas Health offers New Jersey residents sophisticated diagnostic, surgical and preventative cardiology services to our communities.

Recently featured on RWJBarnabas Health’s February HealthTalk show, hosted by Douglas Ashinsky, MD, were three cardiac experts: Dr. Justin Fox, a board certified cardiologist and interventional cardiologist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton; Dr. Leonard Y. Lee, a cardiac valve surgeon who is chief of Surgical Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick; and Dr. Rachana Kulkarni, a board-certified cardiologist with Medicor, a partner medical practice of RWJBarnabas Health who is on staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. Dr. Kulkarni is currently the director of Community Cardiology and Preventative Health for RWJBarnabas Health’s Southern Region and a physician leader with the RWJBarnabas Health Women’s Heart Health Collaborative.

Drs. Fox, Lee and Kulkarni discuss steps you can take to promote your heart health and reduce your risk factors and provide an overview of the services available to help you diagnose and treat heart disease.

Listen and watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnnjbdmwmCU&list=PL4Jflz4uMtls6Z4AOnTirdBZ7hRUrBiCi

The show will air on Piscataway Community Television throughout the month of February on Mondays at 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 7p.m. and Thursdays at 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Piscataway Community Television may be seen on Channel 15 on Cablevision and Channel 40 on Verizon Fios.

Whether you are in need of treatment for high blood pressure, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, heart surgery or a heart transplant, our RWJBarnabas team of award-winning heart care specialists are here, closer to home, helping to build healthier communities.

No matter what your age, you should make a plan for your heart. To make an appointment with one of New Jersey’s top cardiologists, visit rwjbh.org/heart.

About RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering eight counties with five million people. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, three acute care children’s hospitals, Children’s Specialized Hospital with a network of outpatient pediatric rehabilitation centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, affiliated medical groups, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is among New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians– and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health launched an affiliation with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers' education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

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