Emergency Angioplasty

at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset offers emergency and elective angioplasty services.

Minutes matter when someone is experiencing a heart attack. The faster a blocked artery is opened, the safer and more successful it is for the patient. At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, patients who are having heart attacks are brought to the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory to have their arteries opened through emergency angioplasty within 90 minutes of the time they arrive at the hospital’s Emergency Department.

During the procedure, a balloon is inserted into the blocked artery through a catheter. The balloon is then inflated and deflated to clear the obstructions, and mesh tubes, or stents, are inserted to keep the artery open.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s interventional cardiologists and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory staff are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perform emergency angioplasties when needed.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its acute myocardial infarction program (care of heart attack patients).

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