Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy Program

doctor and patientCardiomyopathy is a term used for any disease of the heart muscle that affects the heart’s ability to pump normally. It is one of the many causes of a condition known as heart failure (heart is unable to keep up with its normal demands).

The Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy Program at RWJBarnabas Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient clinical services to adults with cardiomyopathy and heart failure, from diagnosis to cardiac catheterization and innovative medical and device-based treatments. Available at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – New Brunswick, our program is able to offer comprehensive and compassionate care, which has been shown to deliver the best possible outcomes for each and every patient.

Requesting an Appointment

Prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our cardiovascular specialists, you may need a referral. In some cases, you may make a self-referral. For a self-referral, please contact us or request an appointment online.

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Conditions Treated

Our program is able to treat a variety of heart conditions. These include but are not limited to:

Procedures Offered

Your cardiologist will decide the specific procedure based on several factors, including the type of heart disease you have and how severe it is; your age, medical history and lifestyle; and results of tests performed during your initial evaluation. Some procedural options may include:

Meet Our Team

medical teamInstrumental to our program’s success is our passionate, experienced, and integrated multidisciplinary team comprised of cardiovascular specialists skilled in all aspects of health care. To learn more about our team members, please visit our Meet our Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Team page.

Meet Our Team

Access to the Latest Medical and Clinical Research

RWJBarnabas Health Heart, Vascular & Thoracic also prides itself in providing patients with the opportunity to have access to the latest technology and medical advancements via participation in some of the most renowned clinical studies offered. As you are aware, clinical studies help bridge research and patient care by evaluating therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice. To learn more about our clinical trials, please visit our Clinical Trials page.

Patient Stories

  • Mayra Rodriguez’s mechanical heart pump was supposed to give her five years. Fourteen years later, she’s become the longest-living LVAD patient in New Jersey.

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  • “I’m looking to get back not just to 100 percent,” Bernard says, “but 200 percent, where I come back stronger than ever.”

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  • “With the heart transplant at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, they opened up a new life for me. Now I feel normal, and that makes me feel that I can do anything.”

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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000

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