Cardiac Services

When every second counts, RWJ Rahway is there for you and your loved ones. HeartHealth cardiac care features a fully certified mobile intensive care unit, a 24/7 Emergency Department with board certified specialists, a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab …and an average door-to-balloon time under 60 minutes for life-saving angioplasty (well below the 90-minute standard).

Quality of Care

According to the New Jersey Department of Health’s 2012 Hospital Performance Report, RWJ Rahway ranks in the top half of New Jersey hospitals for both heart attack and heart failure recommended care measures.

Fast Response Times

In a cardiac emergency, seconds matter. Our quick average response times ensure the greatest chance of survival and minimize the chance of brain damage.

Mobile Intensive Care Unit

Our MICU offers emergency response staffed by certified paramedics equipped to handle a range of cardiac and other emergencies. We’re able to reach and treat patients quickly, on-location, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

RWJ Rahway’s dedicated MICU serves Linden, Rahway, Clark, Colonia, Avenel, Woodbridge, Carteret, Cranford, Westfield, Scotch Plains and Iselin.

When seconds count, our MICU’s Average times:
… less than 8 minutes from call to scene
… on the scene: 15 minutes
… from dispatch to hospital: 36.5 minutes


For all HeartHealth patients, aftercare comes full circle to RWJ Rahway with services that help you Stay Better, including:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiac and diabetic support groups
  • Diabetes counseling
  • Healthy-cooking classes
  • Weight loss, smoking cessation
  • Heart-healthy education programs
  • Vascular Care
  • RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Centers, Scotch Plains and Carteret

Cardiac Rehab at the Nicholas Quadrel Healthy Heart Center

Located within RWJ Rahway, the Nicholas Quadrel Healthy Heart Center offers a comprehensive cardiac rehab program, under the guidance and expertise of highly skilled specialists with more than 30 years of experience. We’ll help you on the road to recovery and lifelong heart health through medically supervised exercise, nutritional counseling and support. Cardiac rehab has been shown to reduce the chance of a second cardiac event. Cardiac rehab improves stamina, strength and helps people gain the confidence they need to Get Better. Stay Better.

For more information about our cardiac services and programs, or to find a physician and make an appointment, please call 1-888-724-7123.

For more information or to make an appointment for cardiac rehabilitation, please call 732.499.6056. Cardiac rehabilitation for congestive heart failure is now covered by Medicare.

Patient Stories

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