Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care at Clara Maass Medical Center

Clara Maass Medical Cneter buildingCardiac, vascular and thoracic services at Clara Maass Medical Center take a multidisciplinary approach to delivering care to our patients. We provide a network of comprehensive cardiovascular and thoracic care options. Our approach produces results that exceed national quality benchmarks.

Clara Maass Medical Center is part RWJBarnabas Health, the largest academic health care organization in New Jersey. We use the latest medical technology and minimally invasive procedures that can shorten hospital stays and lead to faster recovery times. We also offer access to innovative clinical trials. Whether you need a preventative EKG or a stent, we ensure that the best team of clinicians will be by your side.

Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Specialists

The multidisciplinary care team at Clara Maass Medical Center is comprised of cardiac and vascular specialists and surgeons who are well versed in managing care for patients with severe heart disease, significant artery blockages and aortic aneurysms. Our doctors, expert nurses, medical technicians and supportive care professionals, all work together to take the best care of you.

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Great Heart Programs 2023

Award-Winning and Accredited Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care

As an award-winning cardiovascular and thoracic hospital serving residents in Essex, Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties, Clara Maass Medical Center is a center of excellence. We earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group.

Our Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Services provide patients and their families with the most comprehensive and compassionate care, as reflected in the numerous awards and recognitions collected over the years.

Becker’s Hospital Review

RWJBarnabas Health has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review’s100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs" for 2023. Health care organizations included on the list are renowned for their exemplary heart care, patient outcomes and leading technologies.

U.S. News & World Report

Clara Maass Medical Center was nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a High Performing Hospital for:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)


Healthgrades is an organization that evaluates hospital based on clinical outcomes. Clara Maas Medical Center has earned:

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award for two consecutive years; named among the top 5 percent in the nation for Patient Safety in 2019 and 2020
  • Five-Star Recognition in 2020 for Pacemaker Procedures

The Joint Commission

This global driver of quality improvement and patient safety in health care helps organizations across the continuum of care lead the way to zero harm. Clara Maass Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation with disease-specific certification in:

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Heart Failure

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

Clara Maass Medical Center is accredited in Echocardiography and Adult Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE). We provide high-quality patient care in compliance with national standards.

Technological Advancements

Advanced medical technology is designed to improve patient outcomes. Clara Mass Medical Center offers sophisticated cardiac services that include diagnostic testing, cardiac catheterization, emergency and elective angioplasty, a cardiac rehabilitation suite, and CardioMEMS — a miniaturized wireless monitoring sensor for congestive heart failure patients.

We have also introduced state-of-the-art intracoronary lithotripsy (shockwave), which delivers ultrasound waves at high pressures to break down calcium in hard calcified blockages, allowing for a better expansion of blood vessels and safer stent delivery.

Access to the Latest Medical and Clinical Research

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University have partnered together to create the state’s largest academic health care system dedicated to providing high-quality patient care, leading-edge research and world-class health and medical education that will transform and advance health care in New Jersey.

Clinical Trials

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To see one of our heart, vascular and thoracic specialists, request an appointment today.

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Programs and Specialties

Delivering Advanced Cardiovascular and Thoracic Care Right Here in New Jersey

For decades, RWJBarnabas Health has delivered advanced cardiovascular and thoracic care, pioneering breakthrough techniques that have revolutionized the field. Our multidisciplinary team of experts provide comprehensive, compassionate care. Learn more about our programs and specialties, which include diagnosis, treatment and continued support for people living with cardiovascular and thoracic conditions.

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Patient Stories

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