Cardiac Hospital Services

Whole-heartedly better.

Introducing HeartHealth, a seamless continuum of heart care services integrating the acclaimed offerings of RWJ Rahway with the world-class expertise and state-of-the-art resources of the RWJBarnabas Health System, including RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.

RWJ Rahway: Excellence Close to Home

Exceptionally rated by the NJ Department of Health for its high standards of quality, RWJ Rahway provides outstanding diagnostic and emergency cardiac care, while serving as the doorway to more complex services if needed.

Our skilled cardiac specialists provide top-rated HeartHealth services, including diagnosis and treatment close to home – because every second counts.

RWJ Rahway’s paramedics and Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU), in operation since 1982, extend the expertise of our Emergency Department to the patient’s location with the ability to administer cardiac pacing, cardiac dysrhythmias, cardioversion, defibrillation, therapeutic hypothermia and initial response for stroke, heart attack, and other medical emergencies.

  • Emergency angioplasty and stenting with average door-to-balloon time under 60 minutes

  • State-of-the-art catheterization laboratory

  • Biventricular pacemaker insertion

  • Experienced Critical Care unit

  • Telemetry staffed by ACLS-certified nurses

  • Seamless transfer of patients and their information using Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Picture. Archiving and Communication System (PACS)

Our dedicated Critical Care Unit offers follow-up care, with a highly skilled and compassionate staff. After a patient is discharged, we offer continued rehabilitation, exercise, education and support at the Nicholas Quadrel Healthy Heart Center within the hospital. Our Care Connection Subacute Unit offers longer-term inpatient rehabilitation.

If medically necessary, HeartHealth patients can be transferred to the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for more advanced treatment. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s highest performing hospitals, RWJ offers NJ’s most advanced heart care options and a healthcare team consisting of community and academic physicians from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Services at that hospital include:

  • Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) as a bridge to heart transplant (certified by the Joint Commission to offer LVADs as a life-saving destination therapy to patients who are not eligible for heart transplant)

  • Access to clinical trials

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

  • Board-certified cardiac surgeons, interventionalists and anesthesiologists

  • One of two hospitals in New Jersey that is Medicare-certified to perform heart transplants; 97% one-year survival rate and shorter waiting times

  • 3-D Transesophageal Echocardiography

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

Patient Stories

  • “I feel fantastic. There’s nothing that comes up that makes me nervous, and I trust my body so much more than I did a year ago.”

    Kjersti
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  • Cutting-edge hypothermia treatment brings Clark man back to life.

    Eugenio
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  • "I went to take one of the jugs out of my pick up truck and I couldn't move it"

    John
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