Cardiac Services

Diagnosis & Intervention

RWJUH is home to 7 adult state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratories (including 2 cardiac electrophysiology labs). Within these labs, physicians perform a full range of diagnostic catheterization and coronary interventional procedures such as coronary arteriography, stenting and angioplasty. One of the busiest labs in the region, over 12,000 procedures are performed here annually.

Learn more about diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures

World-Class Surgeons

Cardiothoracic surgeons at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) are experienced and highly-respected physicians in their subspecialty field. Performing over 1,000 cardiothoracic surgical procedures per year, their morbidity and mortality rates, as published in the annual report from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, are excellent. Some of the area’s sickest patients are referred to our surgeons because of their expertise, including those patients who have been turned down for surgery elsewhere.

Arrhythmia

Physicians at RWJUH use twelve-lead electrocardiography to diagnose a variety of conditions including rhythm disorders and heart attacks. Signal averaged electrocardiography is helpful in differentiating patients at high risk from those at low risk for dangerous heart rhythm disturbances. Other diagnostic techniques such as Holter monitoring are also employed. Treatments including Implantable defibrillators, pacemakers and radio frequency ablation are also available.

Learn more about diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmia

Care for Advanced Heart Failure

RWJUH's Advanced Heart Failure, VAD, and Transplant Program offers state-of-the-art treatment for the heart including specialized medical, device, and surgical therapy. The dedicated, multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, coordinators, nurse practitioners, social workers and dietitians are devoted to the evaluation and management of individualized care for patients with end-stage heart failure. In some cases where conventional medical treatments may not be enough, RWJUH also offers new hope with the latest generation of ventricular assist devices (VADs) and is proud to have placed Abbott’s first commercially placed HeartMate3 in New Jersey. Surgeons at RWJUH have been performing heart transplants for 20 years, and the hospital is a valued member in good standing with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Learn more about care for advanced heart failure

Patient Stories

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